Jerrold J. McKean

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Jerrold J. McKean, 81, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville.

He was born June 24, 1932, in Neola, Iowa, the son of Howard P. and Rose E. (Armstrong) McKean. On Oct. 16, 1981, he was united in marriage to Catherine Eileen Murphy, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Brandon Owens and his wife, Angie, of Exeter; one daughter, Christine Hammers and her husband, Tony, of Exeter; one sister, Patty Dobrousky, of Arryo Grande, Calif., and four grandchildren.

He was a graduate of Hollywood High School in California. He joined the U.S. Navy, retiring as CPO after 26 years of service. In 1996, he and his wife moved to southwest Missouri to make their home. He was a member of VFW Post 2203 in Shell Knob and was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services with military honors were held Friday in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.