Maurice Daniel McCann

April 14, 1924December 8, 2012

Preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Mayme; sister Betty Hipsley; brother John; and son James. Maury is survived by wife Beverly; children Shawn (Dianne), Mary Theisen, Cathy (Tom) Burge, Suzanne Kelly, brother Elmer (Kay), and eleven grandchildren. Maury was born on April 14, 1924 in Derby, Iowa. After graduating from Derby High School, where he lettered in four years of basketball, he enrolled at Iowa State College, but was soon drafted to the U.S. Army during WWII. His unit fought in “The Battle of the Bulge” near Remagen Bridge over the Rhine River. Following military service, he earned his BS&C degree from Creighton University. Upon graduation in ’49, he was hired by Swift & Co and worked in management in Omaha, St. Joseph, Kansas City, and St. Louis. When transferred to Fort Worth, Texas, he worked as a district manager for a private manufacturer. He moved to Kansas City in ’76 where he worked as manager for Perk Foods Co. Upon retirement he worked security at Ward Pkwy Mall. Maury was a devoted family man, a loyal friend, a strong Catholic, and a proud Irishman. Maury enjoyed sports – especially college basketball, college football, and golf. His humor was enjoyed by all who knew him. Visitation begins at 5:00 pm with Rosary at 6:30 pm Friday, December 14th, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri. Mass on Saturday, December 15th, at 10:00 am at Christ the King Church, 8510 Wornall Road., Kansas City, Missouri. Interment, with military honors, will be later that day at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Memorials suggested to the Christ the King Food Pantry.


Maurice Daniel McCann

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Sarah Theisen

May 16, 2013

Grandpa, you will always be held dear in my mind and heart. You will forever be alive in the hearts of your family and friends.

Marie & Larry Naegele

December 17, 2012

Our prayers are with the family and friends. God Bless.

Garrett Sims

December 17, 2012

Uncle Maury was a great man. My strongest memory of him happened 20 years ago when he and Aunt Beverly helped me out of a jam I had gotten myself into in KC. He and Beverly opened their house to me and my friend for the weekend while we figured out what we were going to do. You are a good man, Uncle Maury and you will be missed. Say hi to Dad for me up in Heaven.

December 15, 2012

Our prayers are with the McCann family! The Laughlins

December 14, 2012

Maury was a great neighbor. He always had a smile and a kind word when we visited. He will be missed by his family and many friends.

Nanci and Clement
Kansas City, MO

Bill Fead

December 12, 2012

Thanks for your Military Service to Our Country.
Past Commander V.F.W.


December 11, 2012

I am grateful for the life of Mr. McCann. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.


Maurice Daniel McCann