"When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars and he will make the face of heaven
so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garrish sun "
Scene Two Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare
And so it is that we will be ever more in love with the night as Dakotah Michael Kearns, age 23,
of Owensville, MO passed away on October 16, 2013.
Dakotah was born January 15, 1990 in Rolla, Mo, a son to Kelley Ann Kearns and Michael
Eugene Kearns. Dakotah is survived by his brothers Zackary David Kearns and Lobo Maxwell
Kearns of Owensville, MO and Lonnie William Rickerson `Kearns. His grandparents, Arlene and Richard Smith, Georgia and William
Kearns, Judith Lawless and James Hooven. His aunts and uncles, Kathy and Nelson Salway,
Debra Kearns, Amy and Paul Trupe, Leanne Custer, Shelley and Robert Hoffman, Sarah and Phillip Chitwood, Deborah and Jeff Irwin, John and LiMin Hooven. Dakotah will also be missed by his cousins, PJ Trupe, Brandy Hussing, Brian Fleming, Nicole Cordy, Mick Robinson, Scott Thornton, Cheyenne Thornton, John, Peter and Judith Hoffman, Issac and Nicholas Chitwood, and Miller, Lily and Lucy Irwin.
Dakotah attended Owensville High School and lived and worked in the construction trade. He was a craftsman, an artist and musician, for he loved to play guitar. He brought joy, laughter, and, most importantly, unconditional love to all that knew him, and because of knowing him many lives are forever transformed. Kody knew no strangers and accepted every person for who they are--he judged no one. Ever true to his generous spirit, his last act of human kindsness was the gift of organ donation. Dakotah was able to save four lives. The blessing of his spirit
will live on in all of us.
Dakotah was preceeded in death by his father Michael Eugene Kearns, his uncle David Elbert Kearns, and his cousin Jesse Custer.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Sassman's Chapel, P.O. Box 881, Belle, Missouri, 65013.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2013 at the St. James Charlotte United Church of Christ, 2800 Charlotte Road, Owensville, Mo. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Laura Yurs officiating. Visitation will continue following the funeral service until 4:00 p.m.