COLLEEN E. KEENAN, 72, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley. Born in Peoria, Ill., Colleen was a lifelong artist and was an educator both in Florida and North Carolina retiring in 2004. She was a member of Inner Light Ministries. She was a daily meditator for the last 25 years. She would have celebrated 32 years of sobriety on Jan. 10, 2013. "Colleen never met a stranger, she loved deeply and will be a hard act to follow." Surviving are her two "beautiful" daughters, Jamie-Jo Perry of Va., Leigh Ilse of Fort Wayne; and her stepdaughter, Ann Cox of Pa., three "extraordinary" grandchildren, Garreth and Gillian Gibson and Holden Walker; sisters, Patricia Heinz and Margaret Clough. She was preceded in death by parents, William and Minerva (Blumenshine) Keenan; and "the love of her life," Edward A. Watts; and brother, Michael Keenan. Memorial service is 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 with a Sunrise Meditation at 8 a.m., with brunch following the service at Inner Light Ministries, 220 Insurance Drive, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Midwest Chapter, 1800 N. Main Street, Suite 215 Wheaton, Ill. 60187 or
. D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home is handling arrangements.