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Melba Dean Kearns

Born:            Friday, 23rd of March 1928
Died:            Wednesday, 11th of October 2017
Interred:       Saturday, 14th of October 2017


   Melba Kearns , age 89, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Altenheim Senior Living Community in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born March 23, 1928 in Elvins, Missouri, the daughter of the late Blanche N. (nee Moyer) and Glen S. Turner.
   In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Robert Lee Kearns; brother James Eugene (the late Dorothy) Turner and another brother who died in infancy.
   She is survived by sons Robin (Cindy) Kearns of Ridge Manor, Florida, Timothy J. (Vickie) Kearns of Festus and Dr. Matthew (Julie) Kearns of Jefferson City, Missouri; daughters Jalina "Jill" (Ron) Bradley of Springdale, Arkansas and Jeanie (Mike) Thomas of Columbia, Illinois; grandchildren Jamie (Lincoln) Simmons, Heidi (Brian) Reves, Robin Lee Pollock, Sarah (Aaron) Abeyta, Stephany (Keith) Simpson, Ryan (Heather) Bradley, Kayla (Zach) McGinty, Jordan (Precious) Thomas, Sam (Sierra) Thomas, Alexandria and Olivia; and numerous great-grandchildren.
   She was a Homemaker, mother and grandmother. A longtime member, Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Director and member of the Women's Missionary Union at Faith Baptist Church in Festus.
   Visitation from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, October 13, 2017 at Faith Baptist Church in Festus. Memorial celebration 3:00 P.M. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Faith Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Matt Culbertson, Bro. Mike Goodwin and Dr. Matt Kearns. Private interment services at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City, Missouri. Memorials in her memory are preferred to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering through Faith Baptist Church.

Elvins, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City, Missouri