Lynn Janine Keates, 69
Mass of Christian BurialLynn Janine Keates of Hollywood, MD died on May 8, 2012 at the age of 69 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown.
Lynn was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on May 2, 1943 to the late Merle Reed and Dorothy (Rowe) Reed.
She met, fell in love with, and married Jeff 47 years ago. In 1970, they moved from Illinois to Southern Maryland. For most of her life, she worked in the library at Hollywood Elementary School. Over the course of her life, she taught many children to read both at school and in her free time. For more than 10 years, she faithfully served on the board of directors for the COSMIC Symphony, the community orchestra in Southern Maryland.
She is survived by her devoted husband Jeff, her children Scott Keates (fiancé Katie Tippett) of California and Laura (Chris) Theofilis of Callaway, and her grandchildren, Julia and Matt Keates of Callaway and Abby and Izzy Theofilis of Leonardtown. She is also survived by her brothers, John Reed (Dee) of Cahokia, Illinois and Bill Reed (Nancy) of St. Louis, Missouri; and sister, Mary Reed of Port Orange, Florida.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend David Wells at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to COSMIC Symphony, P.O. Box 1323, California, MD 20619.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.