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James Edward McKown Jr.

James Edward McKown Jr.
April 14, 1932— September 24, 2018

James Edward McKown Jr. passed away in his sleep on Sept. 24, 2018.

He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 14, 1932 to James Edward McKown Sr. and Sarah Lillian (Spencer) McKown.

He served his country in the Korean War and after he came home, he married Nancy Davis, and had five children: James E. McKown III, Kathryn L. (McKown) Jackson, Teresa A. McKown, Suzanne (McKown) Nichols and Thomas M. McKown. On Oct. 16, 1970, he married the love of his life, Phyllis (Bowles) McKown and became a step-father to her three children: Robert L. DeLano Jr., Laurie A. (DeLano) Parlier and Susan L. (DeLano) Partridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Richard McKown and Thomas McKown.

He leaves behind 13 grandchildren: Joseph DeLano, Rachel (DeLano) Stacy, James E. McKown IV, Richard Clifton, Daniel Reynolds, Gregory Jackson, Timothy Jackson, Robert Partridge, Kathryn (Partridge) Beile, Chandler Partridge, Simon Partridge, Marquette Partridge and Nicholas DiPaolo, as well as four great-grandchildren.

No public services will be held. There will be a private service for immediate family.

If anyone would like to send condolences to Mrs. Phyllis McKown or any family member, please mail to them in care of New Life Community Church, 10500 N. Central St.  Kansas City, MO 64155.

By Standard Staff • StandardStaff@leaderpress.com

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One Response to James Edward McKown Jr.

  1. Mike McNelly Reply

    October 3, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Martha and I are thinking about you and your family. And what a family. We love you guys. Keeping you in our prayers.

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