Laura Keeteman- Anjalesa Amos Lampert
A Mass of Christian Burial for Laura Caroline Keeteman, 91, of Old Monroe, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church in Old Monroe. Fr. Phil Krahman, church pastor, will officiate with burial in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
Mrs. Keeteman passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at her home in Old Monroe.
Born July 14, 1921, in Old Monroe, she was the daughter of Ignat C. “Bud” and Dorthea Witte Burkemper. She was united in marriage on Oct. 4, 1941, in Riverside, Calif. to Charles William Keeteman, Jr. This union was blessed with six children: Linda, Harry, Jerry, Denny, Neal and Dean.
She worked as a private nurse. She was a member of the Bingo and Blitz Clubs. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church where she was also a member of the Ladies Sodality.
Survivors include one daughter: Linda Bickel and her husband, Karl, of Moscow Mills; five sons: Harry Keeteman, of Moscow Mills, Jerry Keeteman, of Old Monroe, Denny Keeteman and his wife, Lisa, of Old Monroe, Neal Keeteman and his wife, Teresa, of Old Monroe, and Dean Keeteman and his wife, Lynn, also of Old Monroe; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She also leaves other relatives and many, many friends.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield.
Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 3838 East Highway 47; P.O. Box 253; Winfield, MO 63389. Online condolences may be made at www.carterrickfuneralhome.com .
Anjalesa Jannette Amos Lampert, 31, of Springfield passed away Feb. 18 in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis from Acute Leukemia. Anjalesa was an amazing light in this world, sharing love and joy with many.
Born in Joplin, Anjalesa graduated from Troy High School and attended Misssouri Southern State University. She was employed by Wyndham Vacation Properties in Customer Service.
The great pleasure of knowing Anjalesa was in the way she embraced everything with great passion. She grew up loving the outdoors and living on the river. She loved helping her parents with their bee farm. She sewed beautifully and designed many of the costumes she wore with flare at Renaissance Fairs and Sci-Fi Conventions like VisionCon and WhiteHart.
On May 28, 2012, Anjalesa wed the love of her life, Ray, a local attorney, and together they made an amazing couple. Although their life together was much too short, the love they shared will long endure.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Lampert; her parents, Jann and Resa Amos of Webb City; her grandparents, Jack and Delores Amos of Joplin, and her in-laws, Ben and Lori Lampert of Springfield. She is also survived by a large extended family and many friends who will grieve for her.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday Feb. 23 at 11 am at Schweitzer United Methodist Church 2747 E. Sunshine in Springfield. Visitation was at the church at 10 am prior to the service. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Webb City.
Donations in Anjalesa’s memory are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the Humane Society of SW Missouri or the Joplin Humane Society.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the 3E ICU Staff at Mercy Hospital, Springfield and the nurses at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis who cared for Anjalesa.
The service was under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.