BLUE?SPRINGS, MO. - Candace D. Keeling, 53, of Blue Springs, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. Candy was born March 12, 1961 in Estherville to Kenneth and Stella (Kooker) Birkland. On Oct. 12, 1996 she was united in marriage to Ronald C. Keeling and he survives of the home. She worked as a Business Analyst for Sprint. She was a member of Timothy Lutheran Church. Candy enjoyed singing, sewing, and singing in the church choir.
In addition to her husband Ronald, she is survived by her children, Rachel K. Keeling of Blue Springs, Mo., Elizabeth D. Tostenson of Spring Hill, Kan., Carissa N. Melvin and husband Phil of Gardener, Kan.; parents, Kenneth and Stella Birkland of Estherville; sister, Charlene Yates and husband Doug of Buffalo, Minn.; brother, Charles Birkland and wife Lori of Spirit Lake; grandchildren, Kaylee Melvin and Bailey Melvin.; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW R. D. Mize Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Funeral services for Candy will be 10 a.m., Friday, July 11, at the church. Contributions in memory of Candy may be made to Timothy Lutheran Church. Memories of Candy and condolences for the family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral chapel, Blue Springs, Mo.