Celeste Noelle Keenan Bricker

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Celeste Noelle Keenan Bricker, 37, died peacefully in her sleep at 9:30 a.m., Monday, June 23, 2014, at her home. She was born Jan. 25, 1977, in Springfield, to James R. and Wanda Morecraft Keenan. She married John Bricker and he survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth (fiancé, Ryan Lewis) Bricker of Farmington, and Denise McGrew and Deanna McGrew, both of Springfield; two sons, David Bricker of Ft. Benning, Ga., and Jacob Keenan of Springfield; two grandchildren, Riley and Lilly Lewis; mother, Wanda J. Keenan of Springfield; stepfather, James Simanella of Springfield; two brothers, Farrell (Jeanne) Keenan and David Simanella, both of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Celeste was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed working in her yard, gardening, swimming in her pool and helping and caring for the neighborhood kids.

She worked as an Account Specialist for Tax Pro in Peoria and formerly worked in the medical records department at SIU School of Medicine.

Memorial Gathering: 2-4 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League

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Staab Funeral Home - Springfield
1109 South 5th Street Springfield, IL 62703
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Published in Print in The State Journal-Register on June 27, 2014