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Kellen Schermerhorn

August 27, 2023


Kellen Mackenzie Schermerhorn, 25, of Boonville, Missouri, formerly of Huntsville, Missouri, passed away, Sunday, August 27, 2023. He was born September 16, 1997, to Troy Blank and Tricia Schermerhorn.

Kellen grew up in Huntsville, Missouri and attended Westran schools. He graduated from Westran High School in 2016. After graduating he attended Central Methodist University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic training. He enjoyed working for Savvy Seconds, Unlimited Opportunities in Boonville.

Survivors include his mother, Tricia Schermerhorn and her significant other, Chris McClaskey, of Huntsville, Missouri, his father, Troy Blank and his wife, Amanda, of Blackwater, Missouri, grandparents, Larry and Cheri Schermerhorn of Huntsville, Missouri, and Dorothy Green of Blackwater, Missouri, two brothers, Tayler Schermerhorn and his wife, Courtney, of Huntsville, Missouri, and Brady Blank of Blackwater, Missouri, two sisters, Vallie Schermerhorn of Huntsville, Missouri, and Alena Blank of Blackwater, Missouri, a niece, Emry Jane, a nephew, Emit Lane, aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy Logan, Carolyn Blank, and William Green, great-grandparents, Jo Ann Hart “Grammy” and Dorothy and Francis Schermerhorn.

Kellen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntsville. He loved sports, from playing on the court at Westran High and his traveling team Moberly Ballers, to watching the Chiefs on the television, he loved it all. He really enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and his dog Jacey who was like his child. Kellen loved his antiquing looking for favorite steins to add to his collection. Vallie’s favorite memory is having races with her brother, the stupid name calling, and wrestling. Kellen dearly loved his niece and nephew Emry Jane and Emit Lane and Emry told us one of her favorite memories with Uncle Kellen was shooting fireworks with him. Kellen always enjoyed making bets with his brother Tayler. He was such a very creative cook and always calling his Maw Maw to discuss the recipes he was thinking of. Every year when he was young Paw Paw, Tayler, and Kellen enjoyed going fishing in Rothwell Park and joining in on some fishing Derbies.  Maw Maw’s favorite memory was in grade school. Kellen forgot to get his speech homework signed so he just took on the role of signing it himself with the name of Maw Maw.  His mother’s fondest memories were their yearly trips to Big Cedar Lodge just to relax and enjoy time together along with any other traveling they could do, the daily phone calls, him being her password keeper, watching Kellen’s basketball and March Madness and figuring out their predictions, and their special lunch dates to always catch up and who could forget his short jokes to her.  Tayler enjoyed when they were young waiting downstairs with him for Paw Paw to get home to shoot him with their nerf guns. Amanda’s favorite memory is her and Kellen messing with his new co-workers by showing up in her deputy uniform and telling them she was looking for Kellen. Brady is so thankful Kellen was so supportive and always helping him with Basketball and always seeing him at Walmart. Alena’s favorite memory was Kellen watching her with her horses in the Pilot Grove Rodeo and helping to add to her squish mellow collection. His dad’s favorite memory is Kellen always gave him crap about being bald then bragged about his own.

Memorials can be made to the Kellen Schermerhorn Living Memorial Scholarship. An account has been set up at Central Bank for this fund as well.

Words of comfort and support were shared with the family at a visitation that was held at the Cater Funeral Home.  Funeral services honoring and celebrating Kellen's life were held in the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayer and burial followed at the Oakland Cemetery.

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