Kenneth I. Stearns, Jr.

Kenneth I. Stearns, Jr.

Kenneth I. Stearns, Jr., 52, a lifelong resident of Knightstown, passed away at his residence on Saturday, May 11, 2013, following a six month  battle with cancer. Kenny was born in Rushville, Jan. 2, 1961 to Kenneth Sr. and Virginia (Roberts) Stearns.

He was an associate with Stearns Construction, Inc. and Kenneth Stearns Jr. Construction most of his life. He was also a member of the Knightstown United Methodist Church.

Kenny is survived by and greatly missed by his mother, Virginia Stearns of Knightstown; wife,  Anna (Manning) Stearns of New Castle; two sons, Trey Stearns of Knightstown and Ezra Stearns of Mays; two daughters, Nikki (Nathan) Calciano of Middletown and Destany Stearns of Mays; 13 grandchildren; brother, R. Jay (Linda) Stearns of Knightstown; four sisters, Judy (Bill) Golightly of San Antonio, Texas, Vicky (Rocky) Reece of Knightstown, Terry (Marlin) Moore of Sexton, Dotty (Bill) Schneider of Flint, Mich.; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; two stepsons, Dustin Seyfferle of Rushville and Derrick Seyfferle of New Castle; and two stepdaughters, Brittany Cox and Ashley Wilhelm of New Castle.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth I. Stearns Sr.; brother Jefferey Scott Stearns Sr.; and nephew Joseph Ezra Stearns.

Friends are welcome from 2 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Care in Knightstown. Services will be at 10 a.m.,  Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Care with Pastor Curt Hunt presiding. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society of America.