James "Jim" McEnany
James "Jim" Arthur McEnany, 76, of Marion, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home. A parish vigil service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion. The family also will greet friends one hour before Mass on Saturday at the church. Burial with military honors will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Jim was born March 1, 1943, in Ryan, Iowa, to Louis and Stella (Lyness) McEnany. Jim graduated from East Buchanan High School in Winthrop. He served in the U.S. Army in France from 1964 to 1966 as a military policeman. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and managed Fifth Avenue Pharmacy for over 30 years before retiring in 2006. In 1969, he married Nadine Hostak and had two daughters, Jill and Jennifer. They later divorced. Jim married Audra (Hejlik) Busch in 1988. They made their home in Marion and Fort Myers, Fla.
He loved cooking, reading, playing golf and all things baseball. He was very proud to be involved with the start of His Hands Free Medical Clinic and the Community Health Free Clinic. Jim had a special heart and was a strong advocate for those individuals who were uninsured or underinsured and helped make sure they received the proper care or medicines needed. Among his many passions, Jim especially enjoyed the art and science of pharmaceutical compounding and the opportunity to use this knowledge to benefit others.
Jim had a quick wit and smile, and sought to make every person around him feel important. He loved learning and had an amazing bank of knowledge. He loved helping people. He will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know him.
Jim is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 31 years, Audra McEnany; his daughters, Jill (Rob) Walsh and Jennifer (Chris) O'Brien; and his stepsons, Bob Busch and Tom (Meg) Busch. He will be remembered with love by his seven grandchildren, Alexis, Jackson, AJ, Caitlyn, Ryan, Ciara and Cayleigh; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Stella McEnany; sisters, Peggy White and Linda Gerard; brother, Terry McEnany; parents-in-law, Ralph and Vlasta Hejlik; brother-in-laws, Mel Gerard, Larry Best, and Ralph Hejlik; nephew, Jereme Gerard; and niece, Kim Rolfs.
Memorials in Jim's memory may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1790 14th St., Marion, IA 52302; Community Health Free Clinic, 947 14th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401; or the Churches of Marion Food Pantry, 864 12th St., Marion, IA 52302.
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