Keith John McCormick, 85, Independence, Missouri, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010.

Keith John McCormick, 85, Independence, Missouri, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010.

A combined funeral service with Eullaine McCormick will be at 1:30 pm Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Speaks Suburban Chapel; 18020 E. 39th St. Independence, MO. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Keith was born November 6, 1925 in Independence, Missouri, the son of John M and Bertha McCormick. He was a 1944 graduate of William Chrisman High School. Keith was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII obtaining the rank of apprentice Seaman. He later served as an x-ray Technician with the Air Force during the Korean War stationed in Roswell, NM. Keith was employed with Southwestern Bell for over 30 years. He was an Elder with The Community of Christ Church, Stone Church Congregation. Keith served as Assistant Chaplain for the Independence Regional Hospital for 12 years. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians.

Keith was preceded in death by his twin brother Kenneth McCormick and his parents.

Survivors include his children, Jacalyn Leaders and her husband Glen of Woodbine, IA; John McCormick and his wife Judy of Lawrence, KS; and Daniel McCormick and his wife April of Independence; grandchildren, Matt Leaders and his wife Rebecca; Ryan Leaders, Kim Leaders, Sophia McCormick, Vivian McCormick; great grandchildren, Brock, Reese and Blaine; nieces, Marilyn Crumpler and Shirley Marsh.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel.