Suzanne Kanehl Obituary

Suzanne  Kanehl
Suzanne Kanehl
Suzanne Kanehl

November 7, 1955 - October 3, 2008
Born in Chattanooga, TN
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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From friends and family to patients and pets, Suzanne Kanehl gave her strength, love and support. Her passion for life took her from the hills of Chattanooga, Tennessee to the Gulf Coast of Florida and the plains of Iowa. She left this world on October 3, 2008.

Patricia Suzanne Kanehl was born November 7, 1955 in Chattanooga, TN. After leaving home, she moved to Florida where she worked as a horse-trainer, singer, model and construction worker. There she raised two sons with the help of her mother. In 1992, she gave life to a beautiful daughter (one of her proudest achievements) and three years later, moved the family to Iowa where she pursued a career in nursing.

Suzanne was a wonderful mother, sister, daughter and fiercely loyal friend. She loved all warm-blooded animals (and a few cold-blooded ones, too). She danced to rock n' roll and baked great cornbread. She was the only person we knew who could watch cooking shows without getting hungry. She had style and grace, and more than a little Southern sass.

Suzanne inspired us with her beauty, impressed us with her nursing skills and, through example, instructed us on how to love.

She is survived by her fiancée Ken Haynie of Des Moines; sons Brian Washington of Steeleville, MO and Alex Pickett of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter Amanda Kanehl of Des Moines; sister Dorothy Jones of Costa Mesa, CA; mother Dorothy Barron of St. Petersburg, FL; and her dear friend Brenda Waters. She joins her sister Pamela Hilton and step-father Q.D. Barron in Heaven.

A Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Westover Funeral Home
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
7:00 PM