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Obituaries

Obituaries

Mary Jane Keegan 1924 - 2005

Private family services for Mary Jane Keegan, 81, Lawrence, will be at a later date. An open house will be in early January and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Mrs. Keegan died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence.She was born May 16, 1924, in Deadwood, S.D., the daughter of Lee and Inez Woods Morford. She graduated in 1942 from Deadwood High School and in 1946 from the Presbyterian School of Nursing in Denver, where she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. She later lived in Beaver Shores, Ark., and Bella Vista, Ark., before she moved to Lawrence.Mrs. Keegan was a nurse for 20 years in Norton, Goodland and Hays. She worked for Eddy Clinic in Hays as a registered nurse; she retired in 1985.She married Richard G. Keegan on April 14, 1947, in Denver. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Garrett Keegan, Canon City, Colo.; three daughters, Linda Dirks, Taunton, Mass., Chris Wierman, Coon Rapids, Minn., and Debbie Schmidt, Lawrence; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.An infant son, Patrick Keegan, and a granddaughter died earlier.The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="http://info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Keegan.