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Max W. Foust (’54)

Max W. Foust (’54) passed away on March 7, 2018. He attended night school at Kansas City School of Law. Upon being admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1955, he formed his own law firm where he practiced as an active litigator, trial lawyer and mentor for over 50 years. He served as president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and president of The University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Foundation. He was named and listed in the national publication, “Best Lawyers in America,” a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American and Missouri Bar Associations. He co-founded, served on the Board of Directors and was a longtime member of the Red Bridge Mercantile Bank.

Hon. Charles Lee Stitt (’68)

The Honorable Charles Lee Stitt (’68) passed away on February 12, 2018. He was a retired associate circuit judge of the Jackson County Circuit Court. Three years after law school, he was elected to the Jackson County Bench, where he served for 30 years. Before law school, he served in the United States Marine Corps and attained the rank of Captain.

August V. “Gus” Spallo (’60)

August V. “Gus” Spallo (’60) passed away on February 5, 2018. He was a retired attorney who served as the Chief, District Counsel of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District.

William Ray Cowan (’96)

William Ray Cowan (’96) passed away on December 4, 2018. 

Robert L. Bevan (‘57)

Robert L. Bevan (‘57) passed away on December 3, 2017. Robert graduated first in his law school class. He was an attorney in D.C. for U.S. Senators Hennings & Long & American Bankers Assn. He also worked for the Stinson Law Firm. He was an Army Veteran in WWII and Korea.

Hon. John B. Williams (’73)

Hon. John B. Williams (’73) passed away on November 25, 2017. After law school he worked as a Kansas City Missouri City Assistant Prosecutor and then went in to private practice. He was appointed as County Counselor. John was appointed to Judge of the Kansas City Municipal Court and served 20 years on bench until his retirement. He was an active and valued member of the American Judges Association. 

Danette Lynn Rardon (’03)

Danette Lynn Rardon (’03) passed away on November 25, 2017. She began her legal career as an attorney with Cleaveland Macoubrie and Cox in Chillicothe, Missouri. Danette was Senior Vice President of the Wealth Management for Citizens Bank and Trust.

John Robert Miller (’79)

John Robert Miller (’79) passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. He began his career as a trust officer with the First National Bank of Kansas City in 1982. He worked several years for Arthur Andersen and Commerce Bank. John worked for 20 years at Bank of America.

Thomas J. Cox, Jr.  (’62)

Thomas J. Cox, Jr.  (’62) passed away on November 8, 2017. Tom worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of Jackson County and later in his career had his own law firm. He also served in The United States Navy.

Willard B. “Will” Bunch (’67)

Willard B. “Will” Bunch (’67) passed away on September 22, 2017. From 1968 – 1970, Will acted as the Chief of the Criminal Division for  Legal Aid and the Defender Society and became the Public Defender of the 16th Judicial Circuit from 1971-1974. He was appointed to and held the position of Jackson County Counselor from 1975-1978. He was a Special Hearing Officer for the Missouri State Tax Commission. Will maintained a private practice for over 30 years before his retirement. He was a United States Army Veteran.