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Mrs. Mary Ann (Koshatzky) Keirans R.N., 81, a resident of Mountain Top, passed into Eternal Life unexpectedly in the comfort of her home late Friday morning, August 2, 2019.
Born November 26, 1937 in New York City, she was daughter to the late Henry and Catherine (Kovacsevics) Khost Sr.
Mrs. Keirans was educated in the New York City school system and worked toward her undergraduate studies at the Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing. She later futhered her education by attaining a Master's Degree in Nursing from Columbia Univeristy in New York City and Her Master's degree in Business Administration from the Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre.
Mrs. Keirans devoted her life to nursing and caring for public health. Until her retirement, Mary Ann worked locally as the administrator for the former Visiting Nurses Association. Prior to that, she worked in New York City as a public health nurse.
For her years of dedicated caring service, she was the recipient of the esteemed Athena Award for women's business leadership skills in Luzerne County.
Mrs. Keirans was a member of the Parish of Saint Jude, Mountain Top, where she held membership on the parish Social Action Committee. She also served on the Board of Directors for the M.M.I. Prepatory School in Freeland and was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Home Health Agencies.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mr. John Keirans on April 27, 1992. At the time of his passing, the couple shared some thirty-two years of married life together.
Left to celebrate her life are the couple's daughter, Veronica Penney and her husband James of Mountain Top; Granddaugthers, Jillian, Grace and Rachel Penney; Brother Mr. Henry Khost Jr. and his wife Deborah of Neptune City, NJ; Numerous nieces, nephews, fellow nursing associates and dear friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Keirans will be conducted on Saturday, August 31, with a memorial Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Jude, 420 South Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top. The Reverend Joseph J. Evanko, pastor will serve as celebrant and homilist. Inurnment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Calvary Diocesan Roman Catholic Cemetery, Route 309, Drums.
Relatives and friends may join Mary Ann's family for visitation and remembrances directly at church Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of her funeral Mass.
In lieu of floral tributes, Mary Ann's family would be humbled if those wishing to send a monetary donation in their mother's memory kindly give consideration to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Pet Fund and Rescue, P.O. Box #3953, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505.
The John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc. of Wilkes-Barre are honored to care for our friend Mrs. Keirans and her family at this time.
Northeastern Pennsylvania Pet Fund and Rescue
P.O. Box #3953, Scranton PA 18505