Baby Child 03


Keagan James Lemon

September 23, 2017 ~ January 28, 2018

Keagan James Lemon graced our lives for such a short time, but the joy we experienced while he was with us will last forever.

Born September 23, 2017, the son of David Lemon and Emily K Witt, Cosgrove, Iowa, baby Keagan went to be with Jesus on January 28, 2018, age 4 months and 5 days. He passed away in his sleep at home. Thankfully, Keagan was able to give life to others through organ donation.

To Keagan James, “Your life was a smile, a tender-soft smile, alive with the Joy of your Jesus. It mirrored the love that you carried inside. A love only Jesus could give.”

Taken from a song written for Great Uncle Seth Wenger, by Myrna Joy Wenger, 1979.

Visitation will take place at Peterseim Beatty Funeral Home, Kalona on Thursday, February 1, 2018, between 5:00-7:00 p.m., with family and friends present.

Keagan’s Celebration of Life will be held at Bethel Mennonite Church of Wayland, on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with a luncheon provided for guests following. Keagan will be buried on Friday afternoon at Cedar Memorial Cemetery in the Garden of Angels, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A Memorial Fund has been established in Keagan’s name at: Proceeds will be for family use.

Keagan is survived by his parents, David and Emily; paternal grandparents: Granna Alicia Joy Wenger-Lemon, Wayland; Terri Hull, Burlington; grandfather Jeff Lemon, Fort Dodge; and Charles Holloway, Fort Madison; maternal grandparents: Veronica and “Bud” Gatlin, Cosgrove; Jason Witt and Christine Polton, Oxford; paternal great-grandparents: great-grandpa Gary and Gramma-gramma Myrna Joy Wenger, Wayland; Lonnie and Marty Lemon, Kansas; and maternal great-grandparents Becky and Darrell Burnhardt, Solon, maternal great grandma Me-Ma Darlene Vice; Uncle Dakota Lemon, Wayland; three aunts, Cheyenne Kay Lemon, Burlington; Kaitlyn K Witt, Oxford; and Larissa Gatlin, Cedar Rapids; great-uncle Seth Wenger, Connecticut; great-uncle and aunt Donnie and Andrea Bergthold; as well as many cousins. He was preceded in death by an aunt, Kimberly Witt.


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