JoAnn Bohnenkamp Miller, 78, of Burlington, died at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Great River Medical Center, West Burlington. She was born May 5, 1930 in Marceline, Mo., to Arleigh Bradley Keester and Mae Wright (Story) Keester. On Jan. 19, 1952, she married Leo T. Bohnenkamp in Fort Madison. He preceded her in death in 1971. She later married Rolland "Pete V. Miller on Oct. 20, 1972 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Madison. He preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 2005.
She moved to Fort Madison, with her family when she was three years old and continued to lived in Fort Madison until moving to Burlington in 2002. She was a homemaker. She also worked in the quality control department at Sheaffer Pen for many years and cooked a few years at Aquinas High School. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fort Madison.
Survivors are two sons, Bruce (wife Rose) Bohnenkamp, of Burlington, and Andrew (wife Wendy) Bohnenkamp of Bonner Springs, Kan.; two daughters, Jane (husband Kent) Powell of Burlington, and Debra (husband Michael) Goreham of Manhattan, Kan.; three step sons, Ronald (wife Marti) Miller of Fort Collins, Colo., Robert Miller of Search Light, Nev., and Glenn (wife Lolita) Miller of China; one step daughter, Connie (husband Bernard) Myers, of Baldwin, Mo., three brothers, Larry (wife Marlene) Keester of Eldridge, Bradley (wife Jeanne) Keester, of Fort Madison, Roger (wife Mary Lou) Keester, Bettendorf; three sisters, Nina Brayton of Burlington, Karen (husband Frank) Gillett of Fort Madison, Sheila (husband Rodney) Busard of Donnellson; 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a brother, John Keester, and two sisters, Hilda Keester and Wanda Worden.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fort Madison, with Rev. Troy Richmond as Celebrant. Burial was at the Soldiers Circle, Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison.
A memorial has been established for American Diabetes Association, contributions may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel. Online condolences to the Bohnenkamp Miller Family may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel website, www.barrmemorial-chapel.com . Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison is in charge of arrangements.