Kansas City banker and philanthropist, R. Crosby Kemper Jr. has died at the age of 86.
Kemper was best known for leading Kansas City-based UMB Financial Corp. He died Thursday in Indian Wells, Calif.
His son R. Crosby Kemper III says he was there enjoying the great weather over the holidays.
Kemper Jr. was born in Kansas City on Feb. 22, 1927 to R. Crosby Kemper Sr. and Enid Jackson Kemper. He worked in banking for more than 50 years, starting at his father's City National Bank as a night transit clerk and eventually becoming president in 1959.