Billie Clive Kerns

7/14/2014

Billie Clive Kerns, 82, Larned, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Leisure Homestead, St. John.

Billie Clive Kerns, 82, Larned, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Leisure Homestead, St. John.

He was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Larned to Harold and Fern (Koehn) Kerns.

He married Joyce Meckfessel. She preceded him in death in 1998. He later married Mary Werth Kisslinger Kerns on Sept. 1, 2001. He owned and operated Kerns Variety Store after retiring from the postal service.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Cory Kerns, Windsor, Colo., and Ryan Kerns, Highland; two daughters, Leesa Swenson, Golden, Colo., and Onjinee "Angie" Kerns, Kansas City, Mo.; three stepsons, Kirby Kisslinger, Kerry Kisslinger and Mark Kisslinger; a stepdaughter, Kristi Newell; a brother, Lane Kerns, Houston; six grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dallas Scott Kerns.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Larned; cremation has taken place, and inurnment will be at a later date in Larned Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church or Welcome Inn Senior Center in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.beckwithmortuary.com.