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Public event to mark life of banker R. Crosby Kemper Jr.

Updated: 2014-01-05T00:41:08Z

By MARK DAVIS

The Kansas City Star

A ceremony celebrating the life of R. Crosby Kemper Jr. will be held in Kansas City on Thursday. It is open to the public.

Kemper, a prominent Kansas City banker, philanthropist and civic leader, died Thursday. He was 86. He had led UMB Financial Corp. for 30 years and supported the arts, agriculture and other regional interests.

The event begins at 11 a. m. at the Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral at 415 W. 13th St. in Kansas City.

A reception, also open to the public, follows from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at 4420 Warwick Blvd. in Kansas City.

Mark Davis, mdavis@kcstar.com

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