Morris "Moe" Kearns age 74, of Coffeyville, passed away on January 21, 2017 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.
Moe was born in Torrance, California on July 17, 1942 to Clyde and Ruby (Gunn) Kearns. He attended schools in California and Kansas as the family moved back and forth through the years. After school he began working with his father whom owned a roofing company and a wrecking yard in Concordia. He then began working bridge construction until finding his true passion in the food service industry. Owning and operating his own restaurant, Mo's Dinner in Atchison until it was lost due to a fire. He was store manager of Hardee's for over 20 years until his retirement. In 1961 he met Betty Adam and the couple was united in marriage on October 22, 1961 in Belleville, Kansas. They made their home in Coffeyville in 1977 where they were blessed with two sons and a daughter. Moe loved being outdoors, pheasant hunting, bow hunting deer, fishing, working on vehicles, coaching his children's youth baseball teams and woodworking were a few of his favorite hobbies. He was an easy going person, who loved spending time with his family. Moe was known as being an honest man that would always put the needs of others first.
Those left to honor his memory are, his wife of 55 years, Betty, sons, Keith Kearns and Darrell Kearns, his wife Lori, daughter, Denice Godwin, her husband Lee, Brothers, Lonnie and Richard Kearns, grandchildren, Lexi McHugh, her husband Derek, Madi Richert, her husband Layne, Emma Godwin, and Will Godwin, great-grandchildren, Brecklynne Richert and Khalyx Richert, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Norma Ward and Patricia Hunsicker.
Honoring Moe's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 2:00pm at the First Southern Baptist Church with Pastor Budg Riekeman officiating. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The family suggests memorials to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or First Southern Baptist Church. To leave the family a message of condolence please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com