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Lynn Janine Keates, 69, of Hollywood died May 8, 2012, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown.
Born in East St. Louis, Ill., on May 2, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Merle Reed and Dorothy (Rowe) Reed.
She met, fell in love with and married her husband, Jeff, 47 years ago. In 1970, they moved from Illinois to Southern Maryland. For most of her career, 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 served on the board of directors for COSMIC Symphony, the community orchestra in Southern Maryland.
She is survived by her husband, Jeff; her children, Scott Keates (fiancee, Katie Tippett) of California and Laura Theofilis (Chris) of Callaway; grandchildren, Julia and Matt Keates of Callaway and Abby and Izzy Theofilis of Leonardtown; brothers, John Reed (Dee) of Cahokia, Ill., and Bill Reed (Nancy) of St. Louis, Mo.; and sister, Mary Reed of Port Orange, Fla.
The family will receive friends Saturday, May 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lexington Park, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the Rev. David Wells. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to COSMIC Symphony, P.O. Box 1323, California, MD 20619.
Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown.