OBITUARY

Birmah Jean "Jeannie" Kearns

July 23, 1926August 24, 2018
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Birmah Jean “Jeannie” Warrington Kearns was born on July 23, 1926 and has gone to her Heavenly home on August 24, 2018. She was born in Sioux City, IA and was raised in Houston, TX. She attended Reagan High School and was a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin in 1949. While attending the University of Texas, she joined Gamma Phi Beta sorority and was active in the organization for many years following graduation. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Ernest and Ruth Warrington, her sister Betty Warrington, her aunt Margaret Moore Warrington and the love of her life, her husband of 38 years Dr. Edward E. Kearns.

Jeannie was an Elementary School teacher in San Antonio, TX and in Houston. She also was the Office Manager for Dr. Kearns. She loved her Catholic faith. She attended St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Memorial Park. She was also extremely proud of her Irish American heritage and was the driving force behind the Houston St. Patrick's Parade for nearly 40 years. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for many years. Jeannie also co-founded a charity called Project St. Brendan, which brought Irish seminary students over from Ireland to become priests in Texas. Jeannie was always kind, loving and she was quick to give you her winning smile.

Jeannie's greatest role was mother to her six children, Mary Kearns, Patrick Kearns, Maureen Kearns Clapp, Michael Kearns, Terrance Kearns and Kenneth Kearns. She was a wonderful mother in marriage to Connie Kearns, David Clapp, Stacey Kearns, Kelly Kearns and Jennifer Kearns. Her grandchildren, Sean Kearns (Janelle), Julianne Clapp Weaver (Joe), Barbara Jean Clapp Thompson (Chad), Matthew Clapp, Travis Clapp, Hannah Kearns, Kaitlyn Kearns, Gabriel Kearns, Anthony Kearns, Caitrina Kearns, Kyle Kearns, Ryan Kearns and Brooke Kearns, were her greatest treasure. She was also blessed with five great-grandchildren, Conner Kearns, Gage and Grayson Weaver, Charlotte and Russell Thompson.

Visitation will be held at Earthman Funeral Home, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024 on Tuesday August 28, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM with a rosary recital at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 11720 Joan of Arc Drive, Houston, TX 77024 on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1101 Antoine Dr. Houston, TX 77055. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Houston St. Patrick's Parade, 10220 Memorial Dr. #129, Houston, TX 77024.

  • FAMILY

  • She is proceeded in death by her parents, Ernest and Ruth Warrington, her sister Betty Warrington, her aunt Margaret Moore Warrington and the love of her life, her husband of 38 years Dr. Edward E. Kearns.

    Jeannie's greatest role was mother to her six children, Mary Kearns, Patrick Kearns, Maureen Kearns Clapp, Michael Kearns, Terrance Kearns and Kenneth Kearns. She was a wonderful mother in marriage to Connie Kearns, David Clapp, Stacey Kearns, Kelly Kearns and Jennifer Kearns. Her grandchildren, Sean Kearns (Janelle), Julianne Clapp Weaver (Joe), Barbara Jean Clapp Thompson (Chad), Matthew Clapp, Travis Clapp, Hannah Kearns, Kaitlyn Kearns, Gabriel Kearns, Anthony Kearns, Caitrina Kearns, Kyle Kearns, Ryan Kearns and Brooke Kearns, were her greatest treasure. She was also blessed with five great-grandchildren, Conner Kearns, Gage and Grayson Weaver, Charlotte and Russell Thompson.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Friends are invited to visitation with the family Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Rosary Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 29, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Graveside service following Funeral Mass at Woodlawn Cemetery, Reception with the family, Ciro's Italian Grill, 9755 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024 followin graveside service
REMEMBERING

Birmah Jean "Jeannie" Kearns

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Bob Pohl

August 28, 2018

Dear Kearns family, I am sorry for your loss. Your mom contributions will live on in the church and other causes. RIP Mrs. Kearns, you have earned your place in heaven.

Jean Finlay

August 28, 2018

Deepest condolences to the Kerns family
Jeannie was a wonderful kind and sweet lady and will be missed by many
The Finlay Family

Janice Gillespie

August 27, 2018

Birmah Jean (Jeanie) Kearns was one of the sweetest angels to grace earth. With dancing blue eyes and a warm infectious smile which she wore almost constantly, she could make all worries seem to melt away. Jeanie Kearns brought sunshine, laughter and mostly love into the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know her.

The Kearns family were a huge part of my brother’s and my happy formative years. Fun childhood memories, especially summers, often come to mind. Mrs. Kearns never appeared too tired to share her time, energy, warm heart and gently sound advice. There was a kindness and sweetness between Mrs. Kearns and her children that touched my heart even as a kid. This relationship was instrumental in teaching me the importance of how to treat one’s mother. Like a second mom (or favorite aunt) while growing up, I loved Mrs. Kearns and love her dearly still. Precious thoughts of her always warm my heart, bring a smile to my face and shall forever be a part of me.

As she lived an exemplary life, Jeanie Kearns imparts the greatest forever gift of leading by example.

Heaven has truly called an angel home and she so deserves this rest and peace.

Much Love and Fondness,

Janice Bancroft Gillespie 🤗 💕🤗

Dolores Prater

August 27, 2018

What a vivacious lady! I am sorry for your loss. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, led by Jeannie and Ed, will be a lasting memory.

May her soul Rest In Peace.

Dolores Prater

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Biography

Birmah Jean “Jeannie” Warrington Kearns was born on July 23, 1926 and has gone to her Heavenly home on August 24, 2018. She was born in Sioux City, IA and was raised in Houston, TX. She attended Reagan High School and was a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin in 1949. While attending the University of Texas, she joined Gamma Phi Beta sorority and was active in the organization for many years following graduation. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Ernest and Ruth Warrington, her sister Betty Warrington, her aunt Margaret Moore Warrington and the love of her life, her husband of 38 years Dr. Edward E. Kearns.

Jeannie was an Elementary School teacher in San Antonio, TX and in Houston. She also was the Office Manager for Dr. Kearns. She loved her Catholic faith. She attended St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Memorial Park. She was also extremely proud of her Irish American heritage and was the driving force behind the Houston St. Patrick's Parade for nearly 40 years. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for many years. Jeannie also co-founded a charity called Project St. Brendan, which brought Irish seminary students over from Ireland to become priests in Texas. Jeannie was always kind, loving and she was quick to give you her winning smile.

Jeannie's greatest role was mother to her six children, Mary Kearns, Patrick Kearns, Maureen Kearns Clapp, Michael Kearns, Terrance Kearns and Kenneth Kearns. She was a wonderful mother in marriage to Connie Kearns, David Clapp, Stacey Kearns, Kelly Kearns and Jennifer Kearns. Her grandchildren, Sean Kearns (Janelle), Julianne Clapp Weaver (Joe), Barbara Jean Clapp Thompson (Chad), Matthew Clapp, Travis Clapp, Hannah Kearns, Kaitlyn Kearns, Gabriel Kearns, Anthony Kearns, Caitrina Kearns, Kyle Kearns, Ryan Kearns and Brooke Kearns, were her greatest treasure. She was also blessed with five great-grandchildren, Conner Kearns, Gage and Grayson Weaver, Charlotte and Russell Thompson.

Visitation will be held at Earthman Funeral Home, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024 on Tuesday August 28, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM with a rosary recital at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 11720 Joan of Arc Drive, Houston, TX 77024 on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1101 Antoine Dr. Houston, TX 77055. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Houston St. Patrick's Parade, 10220 Memorial Dr. #129, Houston, TX 77024.