Elizabeth Arlene (Keesler) Howard

November 9, 1933 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Elizabeth Howard Obituary

Elizabeth “Arlene” Howard

    SMETHPORT- Elizabeth “Arlene” Howard, 90 of W. Valley Rd., passed away Wednesday (Jan. 24, 2024) in Lakeview Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Smethport.

   Born November 9, 1933, in Bradford, she was a daughter of Rollo and Eunice O’Niel Keesler. On Mar. 20, 1954, in Cuba, NY she married Kenneth L. Howard, who died Aug. 8, 2019. They were married 65 years.

    She was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Hamlin Township High School, Hazel Hurst, class of 1951.

    Elizabeth worked for Corning Glass Works, Bradford, during her earlier years of employment.

    She attended the United Methodist Church, Smethport, where she helped with funeral dinners & Lenten lunches. She enjoyed puzzles, needle point, and playing cards. She also liked to travel and spend time with her family.

    Surviving are three daughters, Pamella S. Howard of Duke Center, Vicky E. Burris of Gilbert, AZ, and Karla L. Black of Smethport; four grandchildren: Meggan Hidalgo of Gilbert, AZ, Stephanie Black, Morgan Black & Tyler Black all of Smethport; two great-grandchildren: Kamden and Preslee Hidalgo of Gilbert, AZ; two brothers, Ralph Keesler of Belmont, NY, Kent (Linda) Keesler of Cuba, NY; and a sister-in-law, Molly Keesler of Cuba, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Kenneth, and two brothers, Dean and Daniel Keesler.

     There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be at the convenience of the family.

      Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

      Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

      Condolences can be made to: Karla L. Black, 1111 W. Valley Rd., Smethport, PA 16749.



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Private Interment

McKean Memorial Park
Route 59
Lewis Run, PA 16738


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