James Edward McKown, Jr. passed away in his sleep on September 24, 2018.
He was born in St. Louis, MO on April 14, 1932 to James Edward McKown, Sr. and Sarah Lillian (Spencer) McKown. He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Richard McKown and Thomas 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 October 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 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 the immediate family.
If anyone would like to send condolences to Mrs. Phyllis McKown or to any family member please mail to them In care of New Life Community Church. 10500 N Central St. KCMO 64155