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Odel Imogene Kean

October 29, 1938 — March 27, 2023

Leasburg, Missouri

Odel Imogene Kean

 

Odel Imogene Kean of Rolla and formerly of Leasburg, Missouri was born to the union of Walter and Ione (Thornhill) Koepke on October 29, 1938 in Jefferson City, Missouri. She went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family on Monday, March 27, 2023 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 84 years.

Imogene was a care giver at Phelps Home Health Care. Imogene and Gilbert opened their home and hearts to fifty-six foster children over the years. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, spoiling her puppy Bella Rose, and shopping on Amazon.

Imogene is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Ione (Thornhill) Koepke, husband Gilbert L. Kean, Sr., two granddaughters: Asia Dawn Bopp and Mara Justine Disbrow, one brother-in-law Walter Kean, and two sisters: Janeen Doty and Trevia Fisher.

Those left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy are her children: Gilbert Lee Kean Jr. (wife Patti), of Columbia, Missouri, Jacqueline Lafferty (husband Dennis) of Fair Grove, Missouri, Tammy Hutchison (husband Don) of Sullivan, Missouri, Margaret Disbrow (husband Mark) of Rolla, Missouri, Lori Santonge (husband Terry) of Wichita, Kansas, Don Kean of Bolivar, Missouri; two brothers: Jerry Koepke (wife Donna) of Dallas, Texas, Kerry Koepke (wife Felicia)  of Sullivan, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren: Zach Kean (wife Stacy)  of Columbia, Missouri, Renae Weaver (husband Justin) of Columbia, Missouri, Dennis Lafferty Jr. (wife June) of Willard, Missouri, Christopher Lafferty of Springfield, Missouri, Jacob Bopp of Las Vegas, Nevada, Nicholas Bopp of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mark Disbrow Jr. (wife Micah N.) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Micah A. Disbrow of Rolla, Missouri, McKenna Disbrow of Rolla, Missouri, Terry Santonge III of Orlando, Florida, Sarah Santonge of Wichita, Kansas, Kaitlyn Santonge of El Dorado, Kansas, Isabelle Santonge of Mulvane, Kansas, Sophie Santonge of Wichita, Kansas; thirteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023, 5-7 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home 904 W. Washington St. Cuba, Missouri.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023, 1:30 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Amato, officiating. Special recorded music "The Old Rugged Cross" and "I'll Meet You At The River".

Interment will follow at Lea Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri.

If desired, memorials would be appreciated to the Lifeline Pregnancy Center 201 Lucia Ave. Cuba, Missouri 65453.

The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the family of Odel Imogene Kean.

 

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Visitation

Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Interment

Sunday, April 2, 2023

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