AUSTINTOWN - Mary Susan Keenan, 76, formerly of Berry Blossom Drive in Canfield, passed away Monday afternoon, April 16, 2018, just two months after her beloved husband, at Briarfield at Ashley Circle.
Mary Susan was born Aug. 28, 1941, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Austin and Ann Suhar Holman, and spent a good part of her life in this area. In 1966, she moved to Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, and returned to Austintown in 1994.
She was a 1959 graduate of Chaney High School, and worked for six years as a telephone operator for Ohio Bell in Youngstown. While in California, Mary Susan worked in the business office for General Telephone (now Verizon) in Huntington Beach, and in 1972, worked in management in Santa Monica. She retired in 1993 as a 9-1-1 Systems Administrator. Back in Ohio, Mary Susan continued work as a school bus driver, driving for 12 years for the Austintown Schools.
Mrs. Keenan was a member of St. Joseph Church in Austintown, and was a former member of St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church in Austintown, where she volunteered as a pyrohy, festival, and bingo worker. She was also a member of the Saxon Club and of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Like her husband, Mrs. Keenan enjoyed playing poker, going to casinos, taking trips to Las Vegas, reading, and traveling the States as well as abroad. She enjoyed an especially memorable trip to Lviv, Ukraine in 2001, and loved hanging out with her cats, Mia, Maggie, and Bootsie.
Mary Susan’s husband of almost 54 years, John R. Keenan, whom she married March 21, 1964, passed away on Valentine’s Day of this year.
She leaves her brother, Eugene Holman of Whiting, New Jersey; a sister in Florida; a niece and a nephew, Susan and Chris Baurle of Florida; and several great-nieces and great-nephews, including James Holman of New Jersey, who was very close to Aunt Susan.
Family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, April 20, at St. Joseph Church, 4545 New Road in Austintown, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Committal services will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown, where Mary Susan will be laid to rest next to her husband.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional staff at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Susan’s name to St. Joseph Church.