Jim Spaith was born in Wichita and grew up with his parents in Lenexa, KS. He attended local schools, graduating in 1969. He earned a Bachelor’s degree (Baker University, 1973) and a Law degree (Washburn University, 1973). He served as a White House intern in 1974-75. He worked for the USPS as a labor attorney. In addition, Jim was a proud member of Mensa since May 1982. He took great pleasure in all aspects of what it meant to be a Mensan. He took on many leadership roles:  including LocSec, 1st Vice President, Secretary, and Member-at-Large. In addition, he coordinated and participated in numerous SIGs. He often was one of the first to arrive and the last to leave when anyone else needed help. If you needed something done, you called Jim and he would be there for you. Besides being a member of Mid-America Mensa, Jim belonged to numerous other groups, for example: the Kansas City St. Andrew Society, the Lenexa Historical Society, the Kansas City Ballet Guild, and he was a friend of the Nelson Atkins Museum. He was married to, and is survived by, Nancey Spaith (who is also a Mensa member) in 1993. Along with his wife Nancey and a sister, Joan Spaith of North Carolina, we all will greatly miss him.

James Spaith