Janeth “Jan” Pauline Keen
Janeth P. Keen, of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away peacefully Friday,
November 22, 2019 at home surrounded by loving family.
She was born on January 6, 1945 to Jewel and Jim Dobbins. She
grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from Wyandotte
High School in 1963.
Jan retired in September 2019 from the federal government after 33 years of services. In her tenure she worked for several agencies, most recently Department of Homeland as a Management Program Analyst.
On July 25, 1964 she was united in marriage to her husband of 45 years
William A. Keen. They lived in various locations, and eventually made Lee’s Summit, MO their home.
Jan enjoyed gardening and in the spirit of her late husband, live music. Above all else, Jan loved her family. She was the best kind of mother, the kind that loved without conditions. She adored her grandchildren and took every opportunity to be with them. She encouraged their dreams, supported them unconditionally and was always there in times of need. Her sense of humor and mischief making was infectious. Always a kind and loyal friend. Her heart was so enormous and she never turned down an opportunity to help someone in need. In truth, her hobby, purpose and passion was taking care of others.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Jean and Judy, her son Brett and husband William, the love of her life.
She is survived by her children, Demian Keen and wife Dawn, Justin Keen and wife Jackie, and Dianna Keen; six grandchildren, Amanda Keen, Allen Keen and wife Alina, Gabriel
Lasley, William Keen, JJ Keen, Cheyenne Keen; siblings Jackie, Jewel and Jim; nieces and nephews; other relatives and countless friends. She also leaves behind her beloved dog and companion, Harley.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that friends honor Jan
Keen’s memory by donating to the Veteran’s Community Project.