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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.
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
So glad the last time I saw LeAnn, I could gave her a big hug. What a wonderful sense of humor she had and her laughter was infectious. She was so proud of her family and I know she will be greatly missed. Peace be with you.
Becky Hook Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM
We certainly loved LeAnn! Her sense of humor, infectious laugh, her ability to listen empathetically will be missed by many. I will miss our chats about books and cats. To all her family and friends, our deepest condolences on your loss.
Michele Francis Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM
I knew this day would come eventually, I just thought we'd have more time!!! I so loved all our times together and my heart is broken you aren't with us anymore but I find peace knowing you're no longer in pain or short of breath. My deepest sympathies to LeAnns husband and family . Dot
Dot Shannon Jun 29 2018 12:00 AM
To all of LeAnn's friends and family, I am truly sorry for your loss.
George Francis Jun 29 2018 12:00 AM
I'm saddened by the loss of LeAnn. I always enjoyed doing her hair over the years and was glad to get reacquainted when she moved back to Creston. Sympathies to the family I know she will be missed greatly. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Rita Wolfe Jun 27 2018 12:00 AM
May time, desire, and God bring comfort, understanding, and peace to each special member of LeAnn's family and to her friends. Prayers of gratitude for her birth and mortal journey of joy and love. Until we all are assembled together again through the power of Jesus Christ's atonement.
LuRu Henderson Jones Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM
I remember Leann in high school playing the piano for our choir practices. She was such a sweet and kind person and always had a smile on her face. Thoughts and prayers to the family
Harold Ness Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry Lynn and Cheri on the loss of your dear sister. Please allow your family and friends to surround you in love May Dave find loving support in the loss of his dear wife.
Sandra T Carter Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM
I cant believe LeAnn past away, im so sorry about that she was in my class back in high school 1978, god bless you Leann RIP. you will be missed. SINCERELY YOUR CLASS MATE CORA PAYNE [BARBER].
Cora Barber Jun 25 2018 12:00 AM