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Stephanie S. Kelleher

February 9, 1970 — November 16, 2019

Services for Stephanie S. Kelleher, age 49, of Sanborn, formerly of Primghar who passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. Her funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the American Reformed Church in Primghar with Rev. Cory Grimm ~ officiating.
Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.
Visitation with family present will be from 5 - 7 P.M. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the American Reformed Church in Primghar.
Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

Stephanie Sue Kelleher, the daughter of Larry and Connee (Van Heuvelen) Jenness, was born February 9, 1970 in Spencer, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Primghar, graduating from Primghar High School in 1988.

Stephanie was married to Kevin Kelleher in 1993. They made their home in Primghar with their children, Miranda, Bryce and Brytton. Steph worked a variety of jobs, including as a teacher’s aide at South O’Brien Elementary School and as an assembler at Nemschoff Furniture. She was found to have a brain tumor in 2005, effectively ending her working career. Steph moved to Sanborn, Iowa in 2010, with her life partner, Scott Ohrt.

Stephanie was a member of the American Reformed Church in Primghar. She was also a member of Sanborn Golf And Country Club, serving on the Board of Directors, as well as Primghar Jaycees, where she was active in the Figure 8 Races. She was an avid Denver Broncos fan and enjoyed crocheting, watching scary movies and loved her and Scott's English Bulldogs, Sadie and Ginger. Steph was a determined person, devoted to her family and a proud mother and grandmother.

Stephanie passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center, at forty-nine years of age.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving partner, Scott Ohrt; children, Miranda Kelleher, Bryce Kelleher, his wife Lindsey and their children, Karson, Amera and Ella, and Brytton Kelleher, his wife Shelby and their son, Asher. Stephanie is also survived by her parents, Larry and Connee Jenness; siblings, Greg (Jody) Jenness, Jamie (Rosie) Jenness, Steven (Megan) Jenness, Kevin Jenness, Ryan (Mackenzie) Jenness, Lisa (Mike) Frangenberg, Justin (Sarah) Jenness, Aimee Jenness, Timothy (Priscilla) Jenness and Rebekah (Lucas) Hunt; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bert and Dorothy Van Heuvelen and Oliver and Marcella Jenness.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Christ Community Church (American Reformed Church)

280 1st. St. NE, Primghar, IA 51245

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Friday, November 22, 2019

10:30 - 11:30am (Central time)

Christ Community Church (American Reformed Church)

280 1st. St. NE, Primghar, IA 51245

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