Maureen O’Donnell (Keenan) Monen
April 11, 1934 – November 10, 2018
Maureen O’Donnell Monen (Keenan), 84, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2018 surrounded by family. Survived by her son James P. Monen Jr. and former daughter-in-law Nancy Monen; daughters and sons-in-law: Michaela and Brian Goerke, Kate and Tim Pieper, Sheila and Steve Virgil, and Emily Monen; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brothers-in-law, Leo McManus and Dr. Gerald Ries; cousin, Sally Wood. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, the Honorable James P. Monen, Sr.; parents, William and Rosemary Keenan; daughter, Agnes; brothers, James and John Keenan; sisters, Kathleen Much and Rosemary McManus; and grandson, William Monen.
Born on April 11, 1934 in Council Bluffs, IA, Maureen graduated from Duchesne College in 1956. Active in Democratic Party politics, Maureen served on the Papio Natural Resources District Board and campaigned enthusiastically for Democratic candidates over the years. Maureen loved card and board games and was an ACBL Bronze Life Master in bridge. Maureen was involved in community theater in the early years of her marriage in Norfolk, NE and was known for breaking into song at family parties, dinners with friends, and other social gatherings. Her family has fond memories of good times with her at the lake in Okoboji and on many other trips around the country. The life of the party, Maureen was loved by all who knew her.
The family will receive friends on Monday, November 19th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. VISITATION: Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 9:30am to 10:30am, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am, all at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart.