In Memory of

Wanda Emma Keen

July 10, 1932 - April 22, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Wanda Emma Keen

Wanda Emma Keen

Born: July 10, 1932
Died: April 22, 2021
Age: 88

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Wanda Emma Keen, the daughter of Earl and Belle (Hindt) Whitmore, was  born July 10, 1932 in Sheldon, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent in the Sheldon area, where she graduated from high school in 1950.  She attended Sheldon Junior College for one year, receiving a 2nd semester scholarship in accounting.  She worked in Sheldon until moving to Spencer in 1960.  In Spencer, she worked for Thomas Thomas, Inc., was Clay County Deputy Auditor, worked at Witt Sales, Inc and Nelson Hearing Aid Service until her retirement.

     Wanda married Duane Arnold Keen on August 8, 1965 in Spencer.  They continued to make their home in Spencer.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

     She passed away at Longhouse Residence in Spencer, Iowa on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the age of 88.  Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Duane in 1993; three sisters: Lois, Evelyn and Earleen Whitmore; one brother, Wayne Whitmore; other relatives and friends.

SERVICES
Funeral services will be held 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
VISITATION
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
MUSIC
"In The Garden"
"The Lord's Prayer"
INTERMENT
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:04 PM
“We have a special place in our hearts for Wanda. We met her through offering communion once a month (Grace United Methodist Church). She had such a great sense of humor and made us laugh each time we visited her. She shared her love for her husband many times with us. She also shared with us her joy of knowing God - she would get so excited when she shared this with us - just a joy to watch her expression of love for God. We got her a shepherd's hook and birdfeeder for outside her window. She never let us leave without sharing hugs and she insisted we take a gift with us. The last one was a cute stuffed mouse holding a heart that says "God's Love is So Big!" - which we keep on the dashboard of our car. Thank you, Wanda, for the love you shared with us.”
- Sandy & Lenny Heerdt
Monday, April 26, 2021 at 8:40 AM
“Oh Wanda! I took care of you for over a year! I'm so sad to hear you passed but glad you are finally with your husband! Eating all the white cheddar cheese puffs!!! Rest easy! ”
- Amanda
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:17 AM
“So sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her when I was at the nursing home. She was such a wonderful lady and I’m so glad I got the pleasure of meeting her. Take care. Hugs! ”
- Tasha Watkins
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