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Who Buster Jenkins (Real Name Frankie Kannard)
What Buster Jenkins Passes Away at 81
When June 30, 2008
Where Ottawa, KS

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.

Tougher'n a Boot by Buster Jenkins “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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