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Ronald Lee McKeown of Belton, Missouri was born May 5, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of DeForrest Leroy and Lorena Louisa (Brandt) McKeown.

He departed this life on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at his home in Belton, Missouri, surrounded by love and family, at the age of 75 years, seven months, and eight days.

On August 9, 1964, Ron was united in marriage to Cheryl Kay Walker in Holden, Missouri.

Ron was employed as an auto estimator for State Farm Insurance in Overland Park, Kansas until his retirement in 2005. He was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Ron was the happiest when surrounded by his large family. He enjoyed restoring cars, woodworking and landscaping projects and just staying busy. Ron had lived in Peculiar, Missouri for 38 years before moving to Belton in 2016.

Besides his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his brother, Roger McKeown; and a sister, Marilyn Wilson.

Ron is survived by his wife, Cheryl McKeown, of the home; a son, Ron McKeown, Jr. (Jerry Jackson), Overland Park, Kansas; three daughters, Kathy Barnes (Chris), Harrisonville, Missouri, Brenda Mackender (Jamie), Peculiar, Missouri, Crissy Bohannon (Shannon), Adrian, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Samantha, Steve, Emily, Brooks, Tyler, Carter, Sarah Beth, Tanner and Katie; nine great-grandchildren, Titus, Rory, Tatum, Audrey, Hallie, Rena, Emma, Parker and Trace; a brother, Rick McKeown (Sharon), Kearney, Missouri; a sister, Patty Raker (David), Holden, Missouri; other relatives; and a host of friends.

Private family services were held Thursday, December 17, 2020.

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