(Una) Jane Keeley from Pine River and St. Anthony Park, died Dec. 10, 2016. She was born on Dec. 8, 1945, in Minneapolis.

Jane was a nurse for more than 40 years, a profession she loved.

She worked as a nurse practitioner at Minnesota’s first venereal disease clinic, the Red Clinic in Minneapolis, and as a public health nurse in Kansas. Jane also worked for the St. Anthony Park Block Nurse Program during the early days of development of home health care for the elderly. Her last nursing position was as a parish nurse at St. Anthony Park United Methodist Church during the formative years of parish nursing. Rather than taking blood pressures, Jane saw an opportunity to develop close supportive relationships with elderly members of the congregation.

Jane had many hobbies and volunteer activities. She met her husband while volunteering at the Cedar-Riverside Peoples Center, an experiment in a community providing its own health care. Jane’s favorite hobby was reading and she was part of two book clubs. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Her memorial service will be held Dec. 29 at 1 p.m., at the Pine River United Methodist Church, with visitation 1 hour before. In lieu of flowers, Jane requested that memorials be directed to the Pine River Food Shelf and the Family Safety Network of Cass County.

She was preceded in death by her parents Una Brown Keeley and Stanley D. Keeley. She is survived by her husband, Douglas J. Weiss; son, Matthew K. Weiss; brother, Stanley J. Keeley; granddaughter, Kalia K, Weiss; nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Jane faced death with dignity and was at peace with her life and her loved ones.

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