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Kevin Wayne Byron Harkness, age 56, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. He was born Sept. 30, 1959, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of K. W. and Lorraine Phillips Harkness. 

He graduated from FSHS with the class of 1977. Most of his working life involved woodworking, cabinet making, wallpaper and painting. Kevin was very inventive, always looking for a better way to do or build something. He loved riding motorcycles. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle. Kevin had a tender heart and a great love for his family.

Survivors include his mother, Lorraine Wynn and husband Ronnie, Fort Scott; two sisters, Angela Russell and husband Rick, Conway, AR, and Shawna Harkness, Fort Scott; a brother, Jarett Stanton “Stan” Harkness and wife Deana, Tatum, Texas; two step-sons, Chris and Shawn Coffey; and six grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his father, K. W. Harkness.

 

Rev. Paul Rooks and Rev. A. F. Collins conducted funeral services Friday, Feb., 26, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial followed in the Prescott Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Grace Baptist Tabernacle and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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