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Linn County News

Published Jan. 30, 2019

Jeanine I. Lanham, age 73, Mound City, Kan., passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Country Place Senior Living in Fort Scott, Kan. She was born on Nov. 19, 1945, at Topeka, Kan., the daughter of Arvin and Verdi Woodard Keiser.

She graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka. She then attended Emporia State University and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Education. 

Jeanine and Eldon Lanham were married on March 25, 1967, at Topeka. 

She worked as a teacher for three years in California while Eldon was stationed there serving in the United States Navy. During her working career, she was also employed as a social worker and worked at the Linn County Vet Clinic, Farmers State Bank and F&M Bank. However, she will be remembered most as a homemaker, working with Eldon and raising her boys. Jeanine was a member of the Centerville Community Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Justin Keiser; and a sister, Josephine Hennessy.

Jeanine is survived by her husband, Eldon; two sons, Steven Lanham and wife Melinda, and Scot Lanham; a sister, Jackie Watkins; and six grandchildren: Caleb, Nicolas, Rebekah, Grace, Haylee and Cooper.

Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at the Centerville Community Church. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

The family suggests contributions to Linn County 4-H, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Online condolences can be left at


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