Dawn Keys

of Harrison, AR

June 5, 1960 - April 27, 2022

Dawn Keys, age 61, of Harrison, Arkansas died Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at home as a result of metastatic breast cancer. She was born June 5, 1960, in Springfield, Illinois, and became a resident of Harrison in 1974.

Dawn earned a master's degree in education and was certified as a National Board teacher of Language Arts at Alpena Elementary School for 28 years. She loved her students and went to great lengths to make them feel safe and loved.

Dawn adored the ocean, making gifts with her Cricket, planning celebrations, shopping, and bird watching. She was passionate about child literacy and served as a board member for The Imagination Library.

Dawn was the mother of three and grandmother of eight and considered that to be her greatest accomplishment. She enjoyed a special bond with each of them that will endure forever.

Dawn is survived by her husband, Tim Keys of the home; her mother, Arline Flint of Harrison; her children, Lennie Young (Heather) of Springdale, Stephanie James of Harrison, and Kaitlin Holder (Shane) of Harrison; her grandchildren, Luci, Matthew, Paige, Bryan, Jaden, Brynn, Cale, and Hayes; her siblings, Jay Alan (Linda) of Melbourne, Florida, Robbyn Pena (Efrain) of Springfield, Missouri, Kathy Marquart (Fred) of Antonia, Missouri and Chris Henry (Neice) of St. Peters, Missouri; nephews Adam Gregory of Harrison and Ethan Gregory of Kansas City, Missouri; and nieces April Schlobohm (Taylor) of Raymore, Missouri and Danielle Burns (Jay) of Windsor, Connecticut.

Services were Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the Alpena School Gym, Alpena, Arkansas
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
~Maya Angelo

Service Information
Celebration of Life
Alpena School Gym

Alpena,  AR 72611
5/3/2022 at 2:30 PM

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Christeson Funeral Home
519 North Spring Street
Harrison, AR  72601