obituaries http://kcur.org en Remembering R. Crosby Kemper Jr., Icon Of Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/remembering-r-crosby-kemper-jr-icon-kansas-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">R. Crosby </span>Kemper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;banker, philanthropist, and giant of Kansas City civic life, died last week at his friend's home in Indian Wells, Calif. He was 86.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kemper was born in 1927 in Kansas City, the only son of R. Crosby </span>Kemper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sr. and Enid Jackson </span>Kemper<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:01:07 +0000 Laura Ziegler 49344 at http://kcur.org Remembering R. Crosby Kemper Jr., Icon Of Kansas City R. Crosby Kemper Jr. Dies At 86 http://kcur.org/post/r-crosby-kemper-jr-dies-86 <p>Kansas City banker and philanthropist, R. Crosby Kemper Jr. has died at the age of 86.</p><p>Kemper was best known for leading Kansas City-based UMB Financial Corp.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He died Thursday in Indian Wells, Calif.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His son R. Crosby Kemper III says he was there enjoying the great weather over the holidays.</span></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:29:41 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 49223 at http://kcur.org R. Crosby Kemper Jr. Dies At 86 144 Fascinating People Who Died In 2012 http://kcur.org/post/144-fascinating-people-who-died-2012 <p></p><div>The late comedian George Burns once said: "Every morning when I get up, I read the obituary page. If my name's not there, I shave."</div><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:09:39 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 28834 at http://kcur.org 144 Fascinating People Who Died In 2012 People We Lost in 2010 http://kcur.org/post/people-we-lost-2010 <p>Kansas City, MO – Jazz greats, stellar newsmen and punk icons were just a few of the memorable folks that we lost in 2010.</p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:40:45 +0000 7447 at http://kcur.org Former Kansas City Congresswoman Karen McCarthy Dies At 63 http://kcur.org/post/former-kansas-city-congresswoman-karen-mccarthy-dies-63 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d04c5b595e0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d04c5b595e0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d04c5b595e0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-927731.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Missouri – Karen McCarthy, who represented Kansas City's 5th district in Washington for 10 years, died Tuesday at an Alzheimer's facility in Overland Park. McCarthy served Kansas City's 5th district, following Congressman Alan Wheat. Prior to that, she served almost 2 decades as a Missouri legislator.</p> Wed, 06 Oct 2010 15:25:06 +0000 Laura Ziegler 7131 at http://kcur.org Former Kansas City Congresswoman Karen McCarthy Dies At 63 Judge Cordell Meeks, Jr. Dies http://kcur.org/post/judge-cordell-meeks-jr-dies <p>Kansas City, MO – <b>Judge Cordell Meeks, Jr.</b> died suddenly at his home this week. He was 63. Meeks, a 26-year veteran of the Wyandotte County District Court, was respected by his colleagues and friends not only as a prodigious member of the bench, but also as a generous contributor of time and talent to many civic causes.</p> Mon, 03 Jul 2006 04:43:56 +0000 3030 at http://kcur.org Judge Cordell Meeks, Jr. Dies