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Lavon Keehn
Mercer Funeral Home in Holton
Wetmore, KS

Lavon Keehn, 79, of Wetmore, KS passed away Friday, March 24, 2023 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was born March 29, 1943 in Soldier, KS, the daughter of Leon Gerald and Eva Irene (Davis) Schreiber.

Lavon graduated from Soldier High School in 1961. She worked for United Telephone and the Jackson County Health Department visiting new moms and their newborns in Holton. She also worked for Hallmark Cards, Bell Telephone and the KBI all in Topeka.

She was a lifelong member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Netawaka and the Lutheran Women- Missionary League. Lavon spent most of her life in the Soldier and Wetmore communities.

Lavon married Ernest (Ernie) Keehn on May 25, 1962 at her parent- home in Soldier. He survives of the home. Other survivors include her sons; Michael Keehn (Shelia) of Wetmore, KS; Al Keehn (Tery) of Wetmore, KS; and Kertis Keehn of Netawaka, KS; her daughters, Kathryn Mikesell (Bob) of Jamestown, KS and Jennifer McAfee (Caleb) of Wetmore, KS; her siblings, Debra Rash (Harmon) of Circleville, KS, Leota Wilkerson (Steve) of Circleville, KS, Bonnie White of Washington State and Gary Schreiber (Annette) of Solider, KS; 14 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Jason McMahon; a brother-in-law, Jim White and a granddaughter Abigail Mikesell.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2023 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Netawaka. Burial will follow at the Soldier Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorials may be given to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the LWML c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit