Raymond William McCann


    Raymond William McCann was born July 20, 1927 on the family farm near Cook Station, Missouri, to Charles Edward and Mamie Friederica Kampman McCann and passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the age of 93 years.


    Ray graduated from Steelville High School in 1945 and received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1955.
    He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, released from active duty as a Petty Officer Third Class.  He remained in the Naval Reserve and after college graduation was commissioned as an officer.  He served in the Naval Intelligence Reserve program until he retired as a full Lieutenant in 1971.
    He was married on October 16, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri to Audrey Louise Stibick. On September 26, 1981 he married Mary Kathleen “Katie” Schrimpf Schnieders.
    Raymond was employed with the St. Louis office of the Missouri Division of Employment Security from 1961-1965.  He then transferred to their Central Office in Jefferson City, Missouri.  He was promoted to Division Personnel Officer and served in that position until retiring in 1993, after 32 years with the agency.  After his retirement, he worked part-time with Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home for several years.
    He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Military Officer’s Association, past member of the Masonic Lodge (32nd Degree), and the International Personnel Management Association.
    He was preceded in death by his wives, Audrey Louise on June 20, 1980 and Mary Kathleen “Katie” on December 3, 2015; and siblings, Charles “Wayne” McCann, Earl Clark McCann, Leonard Henry McCann, Arthur Edward McCann, Frieda Marie McCann, Wilma Joan Roller and Howard Kampman McCann.
    He is survived by his children, Phyllis McCann Caudle, David Lee McCann, Gary (Cyndy) Schnieders, Sam (Sally) Schnieders, Julie (Mark) Mercurio, Sue (Gerry) Frank, and Tricia (Charles) Faherty;   22 grandchildren, Christy Caudle, Bill (Natalie) Chapman, Jay (Jennifer) Schnieders, Sally (Stephen) Henderson, Sarah Jane (John) Farrer, Abby (Tom) McEwan, Sammy (Jamie) Schnieders, Alison Schnieders, Nic (Katie) Mercurio, Joe Mercurio, Megan (David) Lingmerth, Matthew Mercurio, Mark Mercurio, Nathan Mercurio, Luke Mercurio, Adam (Alyssa) Frank, Brenden (Lindsey) Frank, Ben (Megan) Frank, Emily (Jacob) Murphy, Kate Faherty, Jill Faherty, Rachael Faherty; 24 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Missouri.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Robert A. Kurwicki officiating.  The general public is welcome to attend the services while following social distancing guidelines. Facial coverings are required while in attendance.
    Graveside service with military honors will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the the Owensville City Cemetery in Owensville, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.

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