David E. McKee 1920 - 2010 Lawrence
Memorial services for David E. McKee, 90, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church. Private inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
He died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
He was born Aug. 12, 1920, in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Joseph D. and Rose E. Dewell McKee.
Mr. McKee graduated from St. Joseph Central High School in 1938. He attended St. Joseph Junior College for two years before transferring to Kansas University. He graduated from KU in 1942 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
During World War II, he was an instructor in the Army Primary Flight program as a member of the Army Enlisted Reserve Corps. He then served two years as a pilot for Trans World Airlines.
He left TWA to pursue a career in the grain industry, first with Wichita Terminal Elevator and then as the vice president of CGF Grain Company in Topeka. In 1974, he became a grain merchandiser for Collingwood Grain in Hutchinson.
He served as president and director of the Kansas Grain and Feed Dealers Association, the Terminal Elevator Grain Merchants Association, and the Hutchinson Board of Trade, where he served two terms as president. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence and the Mayflower Society.
Mr. McKee had an extensive stamp and coin collection and enjoyed refinishing furniture. He was an avid supporter of the Kansas City Royals and the KU Jayhawks.
He married Shirley M. Snyder on May 22, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Kathryn McKee Stover and husband, John, Lawrence; a son, Dr. Douglas E. and wife Margie, Visalia, Calif.; four grandchildren, Dr. Mark Stover, Lawrence, Joy E. Stover, Prairie Village, and Meghan E. McKee and Kaitlin M. McKee, both of San Francisco.
The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence First Presbyterian Church Endowment Association or to the Good Samaritan Fund at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.