R. Crosby Kemper Jr., banker, philanthropist, and giant of Kansas City civic life, died last week at his friend's home in Indian Wells, Calif. He was 86.
Kemper was born in 1927 in Kansas City, the only son of R. Crosby Kemper Sr. and Enid Jackson Kemper.
Throughout his active life, many of his preoccupations reflected his family's legacy — a long line of Kansas City aristocrats and leaders involved in banking, agriculture and politics.
A banker's life