William McKean

William Fredrick "Bill" McKean

Tuesday, April 28th, 1925 - Sunday, January 31st, 2021
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William “Bill” Fredrick McKean, 95, of Olathe, KS, formerly of Gardner, KS, passed away Jan. 31, 2021. Visitation 1:00 pm Fri., Feb. 5, 2021 with Funeral Service at 2:00 pm all held at Grace Baptist Church, 650 E. Madison, Gardner, KS. Burial follows at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS. Funeral Service can be live streamed at Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church or the Gideons. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at

Bill was born April 28, 1925 in Bassett, KS to William Silas and Mary Irene (Hurlock) McKean. He graduated from Chanute High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Friends University. Bill married Dorothy Perkins on Oct. 16, 1943 in Iola, KS. He was a minister; retiring in 1996. Bill served as a Chaplain for the Fort Scott Police Department. He was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church and a member of the Fort Scott Kiwanis. Bill loved to read. He will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dorothy, in 2013; grandson: Darren Edward McKean; great-grandsons: Brandon Joel Russell and Douglas James Russell, Jr. Bill is survived by his daughter, Pat and husband Kenneth Bishop, Garland, TX; sons: John and wife Sandra McKean, Drexel, MO and Jim and wife Rhonda McKean, Olathe, KS; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 5th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, February 5th, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Grace Baptist Church
    650 E. Madison
    GARDNER, KS 66030
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, February 5th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Friday, February 5th, 2021 2:00pm
    Grace Baptist Church
    650 E. Madison
    GARDNER, KS 66030
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Carolyn Barnette

Posted at 02:03am
Bro. Bill and Mrs Dorothy were faithful volunteers to help me with the newsletters at the Baptist Associational Missions office for many years. I loved hearing stories about their daily life, about their family and their travels. Most of our group of volunteers have journeyed Home now, but the memories they left behind still bring me joy. I pray you will find joy and comfort in God’s gift of memories of Bro. Bill as you travel your journey of grief. As I listened to his funeral service online today, I thought to myself Bro. Bill can’t be replaced, but He certainly multiplied himself through Kingdom work for our Lord. I’m sure he heard the Lord say, “Well, done, good and faithful servant.” That is our Blessed Assurance.

Carolyn Barnette, Olathe, Kansas

Kim m maples

Posted at 06:22pm
I was so sorry to hear about Bill. We were members for many years at Fellowship Baptist Church in Olathe when he an Dorothy were there an Ron Hale was pastor. Loved that sweet couple so very much. He was a man who loved God an others so much. He an Dorothy were married a long time. Loved their story.

Lea Johnson

Posted at 10:35am
My prayers for the family. Bill was a wonderful man. We met at Grace Baptist. He is with Dorothy and all those before him. When I think of him a smile comes across my face. When you were around him you knew you were loved. I have nothin but fond memories to help me through as I know all of you do too, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for everyone.

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