Homer R. McKeehan, 80, a resident of Riverside, MO passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 with his family at his side at NorthCare Hospice. Homer was born December 14, 1932 to Loueva Janney and James Floyd McKeehan in LaMonte, Missouri.
Homer was a hardworking man who strived to provide for his family. He had a sense of humor that lit up a room. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren putting smiles on all our faces. God and Family always came first. He loved going to church, listening to music, working out, and wood working.
Homer spent many hours out in his garage creating amazing carpentry pieces for his family. They will be treasured forever. He was a Cub Scout leader for pack 333, a member of the Parkville VFW and a volunteer for the Dream Factory. Homer was an honest, fair, loving, kind, generous man who would help anyone he saw in need. His love for his family will forever be in their hearts.
He graduated from LaMonte High School. He entered into the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict.
Homer dated Mary Frances Brown for four months. He knew she was the one and only love of his life. Homer and Mary Frances were united in marriage on January 19, 1957. From this union four children were born and raised in the same home in Riverside, MO. He worked at Grainger but spent the majority of his working career at CertainTeed where he drove a hyster.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Wilson McKeehan, Leroy McKeehan, Gail McKeehan, infant brother Joseph McKeehan; sisters: Ode May Brown, Jesse Wolpers, and Sue Sole. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Frances McKeehan of the home; four children: Diana Howery (Jack) of Kansas City, MO, Russell McKeehan (Jackie) of Merriam, KS, Amy Roller (Douglas) of Lenexa, KS, and Stacy McKeehan of Riverside, MO; 7 grandchildren: Lewis Howery, Jessica Howery, Janney Peterson, Savannah Mills, Rusty Mills, Cody McKeehan, and Conner McKeehan; 4 great-grandchildren: Emma-Kaye, Peyton, Mateo, and Brooklyn; brother, James McKeehan; nieces, nephews and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will follow at East Slope Cemetery with military honors under the auspices of the United States Army Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Northmoor United Methodist Church, where he spent many hours volunteering. Memories of Homer and condolences to the family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com