Nelson Lee Kearns

November 17, 1942 ‒ March 16, 2003

Mt. Vernon, Ohio

Nelson Lee Kearns, age 60, of Cooper St. Fredericktown, died March 16, 2002, at the emergency room of the Knox Community Hospital. Mr. Kearns was born November 17, 1942 in Mount Vernon the son of the late Rex and Ada Mae (Glenn) Kearns and had been a farmer and lifetime resident of the Fredericktown area.

He is survived by his wife Ruth (Reed) Kearns, daughter Leanne (Jay) Fausnight, son William Kearns and William’s fiancée Tammy Miller all of Fredericktown, step-grandchildren Jesse Bevington and Eli Johnson, 3 sisters Sondra (Clayton) Spayde of Butler, Ethel (Doug) Henry of San Lorenzo, California and Linda Mullins of Radford Virginia and a brother Jim (Lila) Kearns of Lexington.

A private burial will be observed at the Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown and a public memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at the Free Will Baptist Church, 102 Columbus Rd. in Fredericktown. A

time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown assisted the family with arrangements.

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