KeShawn  Smith


KeShawn Smith, 18, passed away in a car accident Feb. 23, in Leesburg.
KeShawn was born in Elkhart, Dec. 26, 2000, and is the son of Liza and Tyler Keenoy.
He was a senior at Bethany Christian High School where he was set to graduate in the spring. After Bethany, he planned to attend college, undecided between Huntington or Grace College in Indiana.
KeShawn was an active member of Crossroads Community Church in Goshen, where he participated in the youth group and was in the student ministry program.
He loved to play soccer and basketball and was one of the captains for both varsity teams. In his high school career, he spent three years as a varsity starter for both sports.
He will be remembered for his contagious smile, infectious personality and professional eating skills. KeShawn's outgoing personality made him a real connector, always bringing people together.
Win or lose, he always loved Notre Dame, traveling, shark fishing as well as all kinds of music. Outside of sports and school, he enjoyed driving Jeeps, riding dirt bikes, four wheelers and golf carts.
Survivors include, parents, Liza and Tyler Keenoy; two brothers, Taylor and Teagon Keenoy; girlfriend, LeAnna Miller; and two fur buddies, Chewbacca and Sasha. Also surviving are maternal great-grandmother, Dolores Wolf; grandparents, Cindi Boehlke and Tim (Becki) Boehlke; two aunts, Amanda Boehlke and Lexus Kantz; paternal grandparents, Tim and Mary Sue Keenoy; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of the family.
Funeral services will take place at Crossroads Community Church, 57415 Alpha Drive, Goshen, Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m. with visitation following until 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Bethany Christian Schools Athletic Fund.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at
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Published on February 26, 2019
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