Monica L. Keenlance
Date of Birth: July 31, 1968
Date of Death: October 31, 2018
November 6, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown
Lewistown- Monica Lynn Keenlance, 50, of Lewistown, passed away Wednesday October 31, 2018 in Missouri.
She was born July 31, 1968 in Peoria, the daughter of Marion Conrad “Butch” and Margaret Eloise “Weezie” (Hilton) Hertz.
Monica romanticized Native American culture and lived much of her life with the same free spirit and pride emboldened by the American Wolf. Tragically, her life was taken away far too soon. Monica was preceded in death by her father, Butch. She is survived by her daughter, Samantha Jean Keelance, her mother, Eloise, her sister, Christy (Danny) Daly, her brother, JC (Karina) Hertz, her grandmother, Helen “Granny” Hilton, and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
Monica will be cremated and taken to the “Bad Lands” for her final resting place. A visitation will be held Tuesday November 6, 2018 at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown from 5-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hertz family for funeral expenses. Condolences may be made at henrylange.com
From: MaryLou Belless Nov 2 2018 5:57PM My love and condolences to each of you--She will be missed and remembered as a smiling face--MaryLou and sons and families of John---Wayne and Kirk Belless From: Rita Hadsall Welch Nov 2 2018 6:16PM I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have prayed for and thought about Monica so many times over the last few years. She was a kindhearted friend to me when we worked together. My heart breaks for all of you. Rest In Peace Monica. Much Love, Rita From: Vicki Irwin Nov 2 2018 7:31PM Rest in peace, sweet girl. You'll be greatly missed, forever loved and never forgotten. Fly high! My condolences to Eloise, Christy, JC, and Samantha. My heart aches for you all. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Linda Lawson Nov 2 2018 7:38PM My heartfelt condolences for your unbelievable loss Eloise. Sending prayers and support for you and your family. I love you my dear friend. From: Kathy Rilea Nov 2 2018 7:39PM So very sorry to hear this my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this hard time From: Shelly (Welker) Behrens Nov 2 2018 7:48PM I have such fond memories of Monica growing up and as we became Mother’s together we shared another bond. I simply and truly was blessed to call her my friend. The last time I saw her was on Memorial Day at the high school and we embraced each other like no years had ever passed. Here spirit will forever live on in my heart and soul. My every heart and prayer are with each of you. To Samantha your Mom loved you so so much don’t you ever forget it ! From: Tammy Creasy Nov 2 2018 9:54PM My condolences to the Family. I can still hear her laugh and see her smile. She will be missed.
My prayers are with you.
From: Jennifer Sorbara Nov 2 2018 10:09PM I am so sorry for this tragic loss to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. From: pat crawford Nov 2 2018 11:31PM SO SORRY From: Kandi Jones Nov 3 2018 12:00AM May your spirit fly high my friend. So sorry for Samantha and the rest of the family. Many memories working together. I will always remember her smile and laughter. From: Jen Friedrich-Kuehn Nov 3 2018 12:11AM My condolences. I will so miss this special lady and remember our fun times together at work and last year when we went to eat and did some grocery shopping. Love and prayers, Jen From: Mary Woodruff Nov 3 2018 6:58AM So so sorry Weezie and family.. just know you are in our prayers and thoughts..RIP Monica..Mary Sue From: Linda Ward Nov 3 2018 9:18AM Weezie, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. From: Janet Fulton Nov 3 2018 2:21PM Im so sorry for your loss..Monica was the sweetest and always had a smile on her face..May she Rest In Peace. My heart is broken for her..she never deserved anything so cruel.. From: Lorenda Spilker Nov 3 2018 6:38PM Our deepest sympathy to the family. So many memories and we shall not forget- always in our hearts. Sincere sympathy, Lorenda and Alvin Spilker. From: Larry and Debbie Ward Nov 5 2018 5:18PM Weezie, Christy, JC, Samantha, we are so sorry about Monica! Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. From: Anna Parkinson Nov 6 2018 12:48PM We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Anna & Ralph Parkinson From: Chris Brown Nov 7 2018 7:00PM To Weezie & Family: I want you to know, that I give you, and your family, my sincere condolence, for the loss of your daughter, Monica! I understand the pain and sense of loss & dispair, during this time in your life!! I hope that the strong family ties, that you have, will ease the hurt and dispair, of this horrific time!!! Love You All, Chris & Ed Brown From: Chris Brown Nov 7 2018 7:00PM To Weezie & Family: I want you to know, that I give you, and your family, my sincere condolence, for the loss of your daughter, Monica! I understand the pain and sense of loss & dispair, during this time in your life!! I hope that the strong family ties, that you have, will ease the hurt and dispair, of this horrific time!!! Love You All, Chris & Ed Brown From: Patti Miller Nov 17 2018 11:12AM Eloise, Christy, J.C. and especially Samantha, My heart aches for all of you. I knew Monica from when she and Samantha rented behind my parents house. What a nice young mother. Nothing in this life can prepare you for a loss such as this. Just know you are loved and many prayers are with all of you. Sooo Sorry. Patti- Kendall- Keaten From: Lisa Howe Feb 13 2019 2:49PM My twin sister had the same paranoia. Some years ago, she began suspecting people of trying to harm her and she became obstinate and drove away friends and family, she became a loner. We had a very happy, normal childhood, with three other siblings. In January 2016, when she was 53 years old, she disappeared, took off in her van, I think she'd been planning it for some time. She left behind a husband, two grown daughters and 3 grandchildren. We could not trace her as she did not have her cell phone or anything, It was a terrible time for all of us. The authorities found her in Pensacola and again in Miami FL thanks to her license plate and had her call her daughters twice. (We live in southeast MO). She showed no emotion at all. They could not hold her because she had not been diagnosed or anything. She took off again each time. We could have never gotten her to a psychotherapist, she would have refused. A drone spotted her van in the FL Everglades in August 2016 and all that was left of her were skeletal remains inside the van. It was heartbreaking. I am sorry for your loss of Monica and I have read that the outcomes for those with PPD (paranoid personality disorder-I believe Lori had this) is not good. I believe that if Lori would not have driven her van into the Everglades it would have been an outcome similar to Monica's.