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Georgia Carin Sims McKown

September 7, 1949 ~ September 16, 2017 (age 68)
Georgia Carin Sims McKown, 68, of Hannibal, MO was called home at 8:44 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.

A memorial gathering in honor of Carin will be held 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017, with a memorial service to be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel in Hannibal, MO. Dr. Milton Baumgardner and Rev. Rodney J. Bakker will officiate.

Carin was born on September 7, 1949, in Hannibal, MO the daughter of William "Bill" Raymond and Dollie Hewitt (Collins) Sims.

She was married to Richard McKown of Monroe City, MO on June 7, 1970, in Hannibal, MO. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2006.

Survivors include one son, Cris McKown (Christina) of Lawrence, KS; and two grandchildren, Alexis and Jaycob McKown; one brother, Robert "Bob" Sims (Lynne); two cousins, Sue Ellen Major (George), and Milton Baumgardner (Deanie) all of Hannibal, MO; and numerous other cousins.

Mrs. McKown was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Carin graduated from Hannibal High School in 1967, upon graduation she attended William Jewell University, where she earned her degree in teaching. Carin loved math and teaching and put both skills to use at St. Thomas Seminary in Hannibal, where she was the only woman teaching, which made her a mother figure for many students. Carin and Richard and their son, Cris later moved to Olathe, KS, and made their home there for many years. Carin continued her love of teaching in the Kansas City, Kansas Unified School District, where she taught in the regular classroom along with at risk kids at the alternative school. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and being a grandmother.

Carin made Hannibal her home again in 2013 and joined Faith Presbyterian Church in Quincy, where she taught Senior High Sunday School until her health made her unable to attend.

Carin will be missed by all the people she touched over the years and the family would also like to extend their gratitude to the Beth Haven Nursing Home Community for all the love and support that they gave Carin in her final years.

Memorial contributions may be made to Beth Haven Nursing Home or Faith Presbyterian Church of Quincy, Ill, in care of the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Carin's memorial page at

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