Helen J. Keeley
June 22, 1934 - June 7, 2021
Helen J. Keeley, age 86, of Landenberg, PA, passed away peacefully with her loving daughter by her side on Monday, June 7, 2021.
Born in Glasgow, DE, on June 22, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Earl E. and Laura J. (Smith) Leasure. As a child, she attended a one room school house. One of Helen’s favorite childhood memories was being in the 4-H Club and all of the experiences it had to offer. After graduating from Newark High School, she worked in an administrative position.
Helen met the love of her life, Howard Keeley, and together they raised three children. In the late 70s, she pursued her degree in nursing at Chester County School of Practical Nursing. Helen went on to work for Pocopson Home where she enjoyed working for over 17 years. She retired with a great sense of pride and accomplishment knowing her services were greatly appreciated.
Helen enjoyed maintaining her home and yard. Many remember her as being a farm girl at heart because of her love for canning and cooking.
In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Howard F. Keeley; children, Douglas Michael Keeley and Cynthia Marie Shue; and siblings, Earl Leasure, Jr., Sylvia Patterson, and Kathryn Phillips. She is survived by her daughter, Lora Ann Keeley; sisters, Ruth Ann Eastburn and Sandy Hufnal; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.