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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. 

The Honorable Don C.  Weldon (’80)

The Honorable Don C.  Weldon (’80) passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2017. He was appointed in 1995 to Division 2 for the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court by Governor Mel Carnahan and was reelected to the position in 1998, 2004 and 2010 until his retirement in December 2016. He also served in the Missouri National Guard.

Mark G. Stingley (’77)

Mark G. Stingley (’77) passed away on July 9, 2017.  Mark was a partner at Bryan Cave and was the global head of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors Rights Client Service Group. He was an adjunct professor at UMKC School of Law from 2007 – 2016.

Howard S. Levitan (’68)

Howard S. Levitan (’68) passed away on June 22, 2017. Howard practiced in Commercial Litigation and Business Litigation until he retired. He donated to many veteran causes. He was awarded the Distinguished Supporter certificate by the World War II Veterans Committee and recognized for support of Team USA on Road to Rio.