LEANN KEENAN

LeAnn Keenan, daughter of Lee and Sheryl (Henderson) Keenan, was born in Corning, Iowa on May 20, 1960. LeAnn was welcomed home by her two older sisters, Lynn and Cheri.
LeAnn attended and graduated from Mount Ayr Community School. She furthered her education at Northwest Missouri State University where she earned and received her Masters in English.
LeAnn was a dedicated teacher. She taught Junior High English at CAL Community School and taught High School English at Waynesville, MO. LeAnn returned to Maryville, MO and taught Composition Intro to Literature at Northwest Missouri State University and then taught writing classes at Southwestern Community College.
LeAnn developed and maintained tight friendships with those she met and knew over the years.
LeAnn met the love of her life, Dave Storer, at a writer’s workshop in Iowa City, Iowa. They were married August 6, 2003 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After living in Michigan for several years, they made their home in Harlan, IA. In 2017, LeAnn and Dave moved to Creston, Iowa. LeAnn loved to quilt, and she created many beautiful quilts. She loved books, writing, cats, football and her beloved nieces.
LeAnn passed away June 23, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Sheryl Keenan.
Survivors include her husband Dave Storer of Creston, IA; sister Cheri May and her daughter Samantha Hornback of Waukee, IA; sister Lynn (Paul) Baker of Creston and their children Melissa (Rocky) Malloy of Cedar Rapids, IA and Meredith (Don) Wulf and their children Londyn and Hattie of Jewell, IA; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 29 at the First Christian Church in Creston, Iowa with Rev. Tony Thurston officiating. Burial is in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blockton. There is an open visitation at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Thursday, June 28 from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the family present at the First Christian Church in Creston on Friday, June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, you are invited to bring a children’s book to the services and the family will donate to a charity encouraging children’s literacy. In addition memorials are to the Iowa American Legion of Iowa.
Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements and online condolences may be left at www.armstrongfh.com.

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