Obituaries » LeAnn Keenan

LeAnn Keenan

May 20, 1960 - June 23, 2018

Services: 11:00 am – Friday, June 29, 2018 at the First Christian Church – Creston, Iowa

Officiant: Rev. Tony Thurston

Open Viewing: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thurs, June 28 at the Armstrong Funeral Home – Mount Ayr

Family Present: 9:30 am – 11:00 am, Fri, June 29 at the First Christian Church – Creston

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery – Blockton, IA

In Lieu of Flowers: Bring A Child’s Book to Services For Family To Donate and

The American Legion of Iowa

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LeAnn Keenan, daughter of Lee & 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 & 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.

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.