Franklin C. Kerns, 66, Blue Springs, MO passed away Feb. 9, 2019. A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be scheduled in the Spring. The family requests contributions to the American Lung Association, 8400 W 110th St Suite 130, Overland Park, KS 66210.
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Frank was born Feb. 4, 1953 in Van Nuys, CA. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Independence where he graduated from Truman High School before earning a B.S. from Mizzou. He worked at the Lake City Plant until his retirement. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a Scout leader for ten years serving with Troop 469 in Raytown, MO. He enjoyed canning, cooking – he always made Christmas cookies. He liked to fish at Lake Paradise and traveled the world in his younger years as his father was a TWA pilot.
Frank is survived by his wife of twenty-six years Charlotte Kerns, of the home; son Brandon Kerns, Blue Springs, MO; step-daughters Amy Myers and husband Bob, Lee’s Summit, MO; Laura Smith, Odessa, MO; step-son Timothy Smith, Sugar Creek, MO; brother Harold Kerns and wife Laura, Savannah, MO; grandchildren Preston, Jeremiah, Ethan, Bethany and Emillio; nephews and many other family members.