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Kathlyn (Steadman) Keever

November 22, 1961 — March 20, 2021

Kathlyn (Steadman) Keever, 59, of Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly of Corning, Iowa, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at her home. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Corning, with Mr. Martin Olive officiating. Burial will follow in the Prairie Rose Cemetery in Corning. The family will greet friends at a luncheon at the Corning Hotel following the burial. Memorials may be directed to the Corning Center for the Fine Arts, Johnny Carson Birthplace Society, Corning Opera House, and/or Corning Public Library. Memories and on-line condolences may be shared at

Kathlyn Elaine Steadman, the daughter of Byron William and Phyllis Ann (Baker) Steadman was born November 22, 1961 in Corning, Iowa. Kathlyn graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1980. She then attended and graduated from Stewart’s School of Beauty. Kathlyn was united in marriage to Michael Wayne Keever on November 27, 1982, at the Corning Christian Church.

Kathlyn moved to Lincoln in 1982 and worked there as a hair stylist for 25 years. During this time, she made many lifetime friends. Kathlyn had many interests. She was a member of the Eagles in Lincoln where she was a long-time volunteer cook . She had a love for comedy which was evident in her funny sense of humor. Kathlyn enjoyed nature’s hummingbirds, reading and snow skiing. She especially loved music, photography, and traveling. A favorite memory was her trip to Europe with Carol, Janet, and her mom. Another favorite travel spot was Florida. Kathlyn utilized her many artistic talents and abilities by recording all her travels through the photo albums she made. She would then provide all her travel companions with their own albums to enjoy. Kathlyn’s fondness of animals was well known and she cherished Kalie and Skeeter, her beloved cat and dog. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish Kathlyn’s memory are her husband; Michael of Lincoln, Nebraska; her mother: Phyllis Steadman, Corning, Iowa; sisters: Barbara (John) Cosaert, Verona, Wisconsin; Carol (Doug) Olive, Corning, Iowa; Janet (Doug) Mercer, Corning, Iowa; aunts: Bonnie Crill, Bellevue, Nebraska; Christina Keever-Smith, Monroe, Louisiana; sisters-in-law: Debra (Mary Ann) Humphrey-Keever, Portland, Oregon; Debbie Keever, Bonita Springs, Florida; brother-in-law: Dan (Katrina) Core, Portland, Oregon; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding Kathlyn in death were her father: brother: Bryan Steadman; sister: Linda Jordan; mother-in-law: Lucile Core; brothers-in-law: Kenny Jordan and Tim Keever; and a favorite uncle: Jerry Keever.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center - Corning

701 7th Street, Corning, IA 50841

Family requests masks be worn at the service. Family will greet friends at a luncheon at the Corning Hotel following burial.

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