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Mr. Steven Leon McKean, age 55, of Palmetto, passed away June 2, 2018 after a short battle with cancer.
Mr. McKean was born on December 29, 1962 in Decatur, IL to Beverly Ann McKean and the late Bernard McKean. He grew up in Moline, IL alongside his sister Carol. Mr. McKean graduated from Moline High School in 1981 and went on to earn an Associate’s Degree from the University of Northern Iowa, where he studied Art and was a running back for the Panther football team.
Upon graduation, Mr. McKean moved to California where he began his lifelong career as a successful artist in the film industry. He had a natural talent for creating intricate art. He painted, sculpted and created drawings and watercolors for popular films and other projects. After many years in California, Mr. McKean moved to Chicago where he met his future wife, Katrina. The couple followed the film industry to Georgia, where they married in 2015.
Mr. McKean had a larger-than-life personality. He couldn’t help but outshine everyone around him. He was happy, funny and opinionated. His presence was always known. He made everyone around him happy with his smile that lit up a room. He was known to always help others. Although his family will miss him dearly, their lives were made better by having known him.
Mr. McKean is survived by his loving wife: Katrina McKean of Palmetto, GA; mother: Beverly Ann McKean of Lovington, IL; step-daughter: Evonna Flowers of Champagne, IL; sister and brother-in-law: Carol and Pete Peterson of Colorado Springs, CO; mother-in-law: Velma Flowers of Chicago, IL; brother-in-law: Paris Flowers of Chicago, IL; aunts and uncles: Lowell and Judy McGregor of Lovington, IL, Carolyn Hadden of Kentland, IN, Gary Ross of Decatur, IL, and Joann Golden of Springfield, IL; nephews: Fletcher and Jacob Peterson, both of Colorado Springs, CO.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Mr. McKean’s honor from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at IATSE Local 479, 4220 International Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30354.
The McKean family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.