Denzil Reed McKown, 76 - North Royalton, Ohio

Denzil Reed McKown, 76, of North Royalton, Ohio, formerly of Calhoun County, West Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 9, 2009, at Parma Hospital after a long illness.

He was born September 25, 1932, a son of the late Norman and Anna McKown.

He was a US Army Veteran, a retired employee of Geneal Motors of Parma, Ohio, and a member of the Hillview Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jacquelyn Sue Chenoweth McKown; two sons, Gregory McKown of North Royalton, Ohio, and Christopher McKown and wife Jacquie, of Bay Village, Ohio. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Denny, Max, Ivana, Justin, and Sam; one sister and her husband, Ruby and Bill Laughlin of Arnoldsburg, WV.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters; Opal Burgess, Hazel Roach, and Elsie Mace; one infant brother, Charles McKown.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 13, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home at 18149 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, with the Rev. Franklin Brown officiating. Interment will be in the Eastlawn Cemetery in Brunswick, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 12, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.