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James E. Keeran

James E. Keeran, 90, of El Dorado passed away Thursday, November 10, 2022 at his home in Three Creeks Arkansas. Also resided at Palm Desert, California. He was born September 25, 1932 in Clarinda, Iowa to Ralph Keeran and Mona Kellogg Keeran.

James was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and worked as an engineer for Verizon for 36 years.  He was a member of Three Creeks Baptist Church and University Baptist Church in Palm Desert, California.

He was a member of Nodaway Lodge in Clarinda, Iowa. He was a Scout Master of troop 76 in Palm Desert. Also involved in Boy Scout Wood badge and Leadership training. He enjoyed singing in the choir at University Baptist Church and a member of The Jocelyn Singers in Palm Desert.  He also was a volunteer at the Carter School as a parking lot monitor.

Preceding him in death are his parents, his first wife, Joycelyn Keeran; a brother, Don and his wife Bonnie; and a sister, Phyllis Lederer.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda Ware Keeran of El Dorado; a son, Robert Keeran (Heidi), a son, Michael Keeran (Michele), a daughter, Marcie Condon, a son, Scott Keeran (Elena), Debbie Stultz (Jesse), Jay Green (Nila); grandchildren, Cali Keeran, Connor Keeran, Jaymi Nielsen (Josh), Megan Lancaster (Reid), Matthew Keeran (Jacqueline), Cameron Condon (Courtney), Levi Condon (Tianna Goodchild), Addison Condon, Mavrick Keeran, Parker Keeran, Michael Summerville (Lindsey), Jeana Summerville, Jamey Summerville, Alanna Donahue (Wes), Kelsey Powers (Jordan); and great grandchildren, Madelyn, Darby, and Jason Nielsen, Emmy, Brave, and Delaney Lancaster, Nixon and Banks Keeran, Oliver and Elsie Condon, Noah Condon, Wesley and Kayden Summerville, Aubrey Dorrell, Kailey, Sadie, and Ellie Donahue, Tenley and Chandler Powers. And a host of family in California, Arkansas and Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2022 at Three Creeks Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Three Creeks Baptist Church with Bro. Dano Rainer officiating, under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors. Burial will be held at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside California.

Memorials may be made to the Three Creeks Baptist Church building fund, 8772 Haynesville Hwy., Junction City, AR 71749 or Veteran's Administration.

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