Elva L. "Mickey" Keeran, 90, of 16 Kinley Drive, Emporium, PA formerly of Las Vegas, NV passed away at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Friday (January 14, 2022). Evening following a brief illness. She was born December 25, 1931 in Kindle Mills, West Virginia a daughter of the late Joseph Sidney and Edith Elizabeth Grove Bowdish.
Mickey was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She grew up in Connellsville, PA and lived in several towns including Austin, Port Allegany, Roulette, PA as well as Olean, New York, Riverside, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. In the 1950’s she worked at Cutco Cutlery and in the 1970s she was a cross country truck driver. Mickey later worked in the cash office of the Silver Nugget Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. In her younger days she sang on the radio station in Coudersport, PA. She was a very good vocalist and she also enjoyed yodeling as well. Years ago Mickey drove race car in the Ladies Powderpuff series on the dirt track raceway in Roulette, PA. She enjoyed going shopping, wearing hats, eating See’s Candy and going out for dinner especially if it was for mexican food. She loved her cats Chewy and Jebediah and her late cat Tigger.
Mickey is survived by a son, Edward (Rose) Hosmer, Las Vegas; daughter-in-law, Teresa Hosmer, Las Vegas; grandson, Dennis Lee Hosmer, Las Vegas; nieces, Leona Hall, with whom she resided in Emporium and Lois Kepple, Sharon, PA.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sons, Carl and Dennis Hosmer, four brothers, Leroy "Jake" Bowdish; William, John and Floyd Sherman; three sisters, Rachel Havens, Mary Kessler and Cora Mae Wolfanger.
No visitation. Memorial service will be held at a later date
Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834
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