Archive for Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Obituary: James R. “Mac” McDermott


June 21, 2006

Services for James R. "Mac" McDermott, 60, Gardner, were Friday, June 16, 2006, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gardner.

Burial was in Gardner Cemetery with military honors.

Mr. McDermott died June 11, 2006, at his home. He was born April 4, 1946, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Francis John and Cecilia Kelly McDermott.

He was a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School and Johnson County Community College. He farmed, raised cattle and was also a truck driver for Rieke Construction of Shawnee for 11 years. He served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam from 1964 to 1968, and had lived in Tonganoxie and Shawnee. He moved to Gardner in 1976. He was a member of Mo-Kan Teamsters Union, the Gardner American Legion, and he loved to fish.

Survivors include his mother, Cecilia McDermott, Shawnee; two sons, Brian McDermott, Gardner, and Curt McDermott, Ottawa; two daughters, Jegen McDermott, Tallahassee, Fla., and Jamie McDermott, Gardner; a sister, Patricia Henshaw, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, F. James McDermott, Shawnee; and five grandchildren

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Gardner American Legion.

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