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Kelly Lane Burns

March 21, 1965 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 56)


Kelly Burns, 56, of Convoy passed away at 11:58 a.m. Saturday shortly after arrival at Van Wert Health.

He was born on March 21, 1965, in Bluffton, Indiana to Virgil Joseph and Rosalie June (Wilson) Burns surviving of Decatur, Indiana. He married Jason D. Dettrow-Burns on October 21, 2015, but they shared their life together for over 20 years.

Survivors include their three children; Jordan Dettrow, Rachel (Dettrow) Williams and Megan Dettrow all of Van Wert, four grandchildren; Liam Tripp Williams, Lexi Marie Williams, Lila Elizabeth Nicole Williams and Josie Ann Palmer Dettrow, four brothers; Bob (Penny) Burns of Bluffton, IN, Jon (Robin) Burns of Van Wert, Randy (Kathy) Burns of Bluffton and Jeff (Jen) Burns of Uniondale, IN. Survived by many nieces and nephews.

Kelly and Jason together watched services online with Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He performed many church services singing and playing the piano in nursing homes across the region for over 30 years. Kelly was the last activity director of Convoy Van Crest Nursing Home before it closed. He loved his fur babies at home and was an avid IU fan attending many basketball and football games. Kelly & Jason where best known to own and operate The Secret Garden Floral Shop in Convoy where they love the village of Convoy greatly!! Kelly was a member of the American Legion Isaac Van Wert Post #178.

Services will be at noon, Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Convoy with Pastor Melissa Steinecker officiating. Interment will follow at Convoy I. O. O. F. Cemetery. Calling hours are 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home and two hours prior to the service Wednesday at the Church.

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May 4, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
May 5, 2021

12:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church of Convoy

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