Darrell Ray Kearn (75 yrs. of age) of Concordia Ks went to be with the Lord and savior on November 17, 2020 In Concordia surrounded by loved ones.
Darrell was born May 7, 1945 in Concordia KS to George Kearn and Hazel (Trowbridge) Kearn. Darrell was the oldest of 12 children.
In 1962 Darrell swore into the United States Navy where he served on the USS Chicago. He spoke of how he always remembered the day President Kennedy was assassinated. He specifically remembers all of them having to stand at attention for the remainder of the day.
Darrell met the love of his life (Georgetta West) and was married November 2, 1968 at the four square church in Concordia KS. They shared just over 52 years of marriage together. They happily adopted 2 children; Jackie when she was 22 months old and Mark when he was 19 months old. In Darrell’s prime he loved spending time camping and fishing. He was always there to make light of any moment ensuring a smile from everyone he came in contact with. Darrell was always a hard worker and kept up with several jobs along the way some of which include the City of Concordia and the recycling for the county. Some of Darrell’s fondest memories come from traveling and singing at churches with Harvey Jones. Darrell was a member of the four square church, Wesleyan church and settled with the Assembly of God Victorian Faith.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents (George & Hazel Kearn), his in laws (Shorty & Arlene West), and his brother (Dennis Kearn), brother in law (Ron West) & brother in laws (Lyle Lewis & Mark Ruthstom)
Survived by his Wife(Georgetta (West) Kearn), children(Jackie Kearn & Mark Kearn), grand children(Mary Ann Crane, JR Staley, Colby Kearn, Casey Kearn, Sidnee Kearn, Dalton Kearn, Trenton Kearn and Carly Kearn) and great grandchild(Jimmy Crane), Along with many nieces & nephews.
Also survived by siblings Donnie(Deb) Kearn of Concordia; Brenda (Don) Hester of Kent WA; Dorathy (Late Ron) West of smith center; Ralph (Phyllis) Kearn of Concordia; Sherry (Late Lyle) Lewis of Osborne; Bob (Brenda) Kearn of Concordia; Tom Kearn of Concordia; Dannie (Deb) Kearn of Concordia; Deb (Jim) Mosher of Concordia; and Sandy (Late Mark) Ruthstom of Belleville.
Visitation will be Thursday November 19, 2020 from 1:00pm – 8:00pm with family receiving friends from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Nutter Mortuary.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday November 20, 2020 at 10:30am at the Victory Faith Assembly of God Church, Concordia, KS, with Pastor Rick Barrett officiating.
Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Clifton, KS.
Memorial contributions are to be given to Concordia Animal Shelter and The Victory Faith Assembly of God.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the hospice staff that helped make his last minutes as comfortable as possible. He will be missed by many.
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