Carol Jean (Barnhill) Kearns

Carol Jean (Barnhill) Kearns


Carol Jean (Barnhill) Kearns, 83, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

Born July 10, 1936 in Kirksville, Missouri, Carol was the daughter of the late Ira and Mary (Daharsh) Barnhill. On August 16, 1970 in Kirksville, Carol was united in marriage to Leon Oscar Kearns who preceded her in death on November 9, 2017. She was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Jan Ponwith, five brothers and three sisters.

Carol is survived by her daughter Katie Jones (Daniel Densford) both of Kirksville, MO; step-son Scott Kearns of Kansas City, MO; one sister, Martha Barnhill of Kirksville, MO; three grandchildren, Timothy Kearns of Springfield, MO, Christopher Jones of Columbia, MO, and Marcus Jones of Kirksville, MO; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Carol was a graduate from Kirksville High School with the Class of 1955. She worked at International Shoe Company from May of 1955 until August of 1969. After getting married Carol moved out of state with her husband while he served in the United States Air Force until returning to Kirksville upon his retirement in 1978. Carol then returned to work at the shoe factory from 1984 to 1997 until it closed and she retired. After retiring, Carol enjoyed volunteer work for RSVP.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Missouri State Veteran's Cemetery in Jacksonville, Missouri with Pastor Terry Hunsaker officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Travis-Noe Funeral Home of Kirksville, and no public visitation will be held.

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Signed by: Susan8162@ on November 9, 2019

Carol was a sweet and caring lady. I remember her fondly. My sympathy and prayers for the family.

Susan Carvitto

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