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Joan Nelda Kehoe

November 24, 1932 — May 18, 2017

Joan Nelda Kehoe, 84, of Greenbush, formerly of Dearborn Heights, died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at her home. She was born November 24, 1932, to Joseph and Elsie (Olsen) Savitski in Mass, MI, where she graduated from Mass High School. She moved to Detroit in 1952 to begin working at the gas company. On July 10, 1954, she married Jeremiah L. Kehoe in Detroit, MI. She loved her flower garden, and liked to feed the birds. Joan was famous within her family for her desserts. She used to choose the dessert, and then decide what meal to make with it. For many years, she enjoyed playing golf and living at her summer home in Lakes of the North. Through the years, she especially liked to visit the casinos and play video poker, where she had been lucky enough to get multiple Royal Flushes. Mrs. Kehoe is survived and dearly loved by; her sister Jean Haynes of Twin Lakes, MI; two daughters, Theresa Kehoe (Carl Kutzli) of Greenbush, and Colleen Burrum of Memphis, MI; three sons, Timothy M. Kehoe of Saline, MI, Kevin J. Kehoe of Longwood FL, and CHristopher A. Kehoe of Allen Park, MI; five grandchildren, Clae Kehoe, Eric Kehoe, Benjamin Kehoe, Jacob Burrum and Katelynn Burrum; close family friends, Bridget Butler, Terri Walters, and Sherry Nipper along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Jeremiah L. Kehoe; her son Bruce J. Kehoe; and her sister, Diane LaMountain. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or Alcona Humane Society. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln. A celebration of life will be held on a future date. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joan Nelda Kehoe, please visit our flower store.


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