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Guy B. Kerns, Sr.

January 31, 1927 — August 20, 2023

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Guy B. Kerns, 95, of Mission, KS, died peacefully at his home on August 20, 2023. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at the Johnson County Memorial Gardens, 11200 Metcalf with inurnment in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project as Guy was an avid sponsor and supporter of veterans.

Guy was born January 31, 1928 in Florence, KS, to Clarence and Ida Kerns. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Guy attended Emporia State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Education and then went on to earn his Master’s in Education from Kansas State University. Guy taught science for 40 years, 39 of those in the Shawnee Mission School District, before retiring. He also volunteered as a judge for the Greater Kansas City Science Fair and was recognized for this contribution. He was a member of the AKA Fraternity.

Guy enjoyed many hobbies such as working in his yard and garden. One of Guy’s many enjoyments was the multitude of dogs he was able to care for throughout his life, and we are sure that they will be waiting for him at the rainbow bridge.

Guy is preceded in death by his wife, Jean Kerns, and daughter Anne Frye; and is survived by his sons, Guy Kerns Jr., David Kerns and his wife, Audrey; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Guy meant a lot to his family and he will be greatly missed. Guy was very proud of his age, and that was evident by a small note found on a box of Superman band-aids, “Any man who makes it to ninety is truly a Superman.”

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Johnson County Funeral Chapel

11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210

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Private Graveside Service

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Johnson County Memorial Gardens

11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210

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