Frankie Kannard (note: known to country music fans as Buster Jenkins), 81, of Ottawa, Kan.,
a professional musician, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Liberty Terrace Nursing Center.
Frankie was born November 22, 1926, in Rose, Kan., to Harry and Tressa Corden
Kannard. He served during World War II in the Merchant Marines and later
during the Korean War in the U.S. Marine Corps.
“Buster” was a champion bluegrass and country fiddle player, music educator,
judge and author. His autobiography was
entitled “Tougher’n a Boot” and he also wrote a collection of
short stories, “Tales from Woodson County.”
Frankie is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty Shubert Kannard; daughter
Kallie Kannard Pazdera; and two grandsons, Garrett and Colton.
Frankie requested private family services only. Condolences may be sent
to the family at 11015 NE 125th Terrace, Liberty MO 64068 c/o Kallie.
(Arrangements by Cremation Society of Kansas & Missouri, (913) 383-9888.)
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