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Ellen Kearns

Ellen W. Kearns

Thursday, April 23rd, 1942 - Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Ellen Winifred Kearns of Caledonia, Missouri was born on April 23, 1942, a daughter to the late Winfred Gilman and the late Virginia E. (Hood) Gilman. On July 30, 1961, Ellen was united in marriage to Edwin Kearns at Belgrade United Methodist Church and they shared fifty-nine years together.

Ellen went to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 having reached seventy-eight years of age.

In addition to her parents, Ellen is preceded in death by her two sons: Jeffrey Kearns and Matthew Kearns; niece, Laura Civey; and great-nephew, Derek Burch.

Ellen will be missed by all who knew and loved her including her beloved husband, Edwin Kearns; sister, Carolyn (Calbert) Tiefenauer; daughter-in-love, Cindy Stroup; eight grandchildren: Joshua Kearns and wife Angela, Jordan Kearns and wife Tricia, Alexandria Rogers and husband David, Kaitlyn Kearns, David Shaku and wife C.K., Brandon Kearns, Rachael Kearns and Blake Kearns; nine great-grandchildren: Cloe, Cole, Daisy, Joshua, Penelope, Jared, Phoebe, Vidalia and Amelia; also surviving are many dear nieces, nephews and extended family.

Ellen retired from Belgrade State Bank after 29 years in the banking business. Ellen was a devoted Christian women who loved the Lord with all of her heart and that love reflected through her words and deeds. She was member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Belgrade. Ellen loved her family very much. She adored her grandchildren and the time she spent with them. Ellen's beautiful legacy will forever live on in the hearts of the many people she touched. Ellen's family would like to express many thanks to Georgian Gardens Nursing Home for the care given to Ellen as well as their family.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at DeClue Funeral Home from 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Saturday, October 17, 2020, beginning at 10:00 AM.

A funeral service to honor Ellen will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 17, 2020, held at DeClue Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunlight Cemetery in Belgrade, Missouri.

All funeral arrangements have been cared for by DeClue Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 4:30pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 4:30pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    DeClue Funeral Home
    Address
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    DeClue Funeral Home
    Address
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    DeClue Memorial Chapel
    Address
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Wayne Gibson
  • Interment

    Location
    Sunlight Cemetery
    Address
    Belgrade, MO

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John Robinson, III

Posted at 05:03pm
Sincere sympathies to the Ellen (Gilman) Kearns family. I worked with Ellen for 8 years at Belgrade Bank and know how devoted she was to her family and her faith. She will be greatly missed. (Johnny Robinson)
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Betty L. Smith

Posted at 02:55pm
My sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Ellen Kearns. I have many pleasant memories of Ellen and the Gilman family! They were wonderful neighbors of the Bess family many years ago!
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Posted at 07:13am
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David Lee

Posted at 04:24pm
I love and miss you Grandma. Thank you for being a beacon of light and life in all our lives. Rest well with the love and grace you gave us all.
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