Estes Park resident Dr. James H. Enns died at his home on Thursday, November 19, 2009. He was 85 years old. James H. Enns was born August 13, 1924 in Newton, KS. His parents were Jacob and Margaret (Klassen) Enns.
James graduated from the University of Kansas as a Doctor of Medicine in 1947, and practiced in Newton, KS for 29 years before retiring in 1980. His Internship was spent at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, MO and his Residency at the University of Kansas. He was a Diplomat in the American Board of Ophthalmology. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed aboard the hospital ship, the USS Consolation in Korean waters.
James is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley of Estes Park, CO; sons Tom Enns and wife Dee of Estes Park, Charles Enns of Wichita, KS; daughters Jane Enns Sturgeon and husband Ron of Leawood, KS, Jo Ellen Enns of Lenexa, KS. Grandchildren Ben Enns and wife Tanya and great grandsons Jack and Anthony of Santa Fe, NM; Kristi Andre and husband Dan and great grandsons Joshua and Gabriel of Lenexa, KS; grandson Jake Spinka of Lenexa, KS; granddaughter Lane Sturgeon of Leawood, KS, grandsons Pat and Mike Walker and Scott and Chris Sturgeon.
James was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Church of Estes Park. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Estes Park Medical Center Foundation to benefit Hospice or charity of donor’s choice in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to see James’ on-line obituary and send a message to the family.