Kephart, Rosella


Rosella M. Kephart

Rosella M. Kephart, 90, of (Sanborn) Rural Houtzdale, PA died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at her home.

Born on October 30, 1926 in Decatur Township, PA she was the daughter of the late John P. & Rosella (Wilkinson) Martin.  She married John W. Kephart on June 23, 1951 in Brisbin, PA: he preceded her in death on October 2, 1993.

Mrs. Kephart was of the Christian Faith.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 6 in Clearfield, PA and the Advisory Council of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.  She retired from the Shaw Library in Clearfield, PA and had worked at the Curwensville Library and for the former McGregor Manufacturing in Clearfield, PA.  She was a 1944 graduate of the former Houtzdale High School.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: five sisters, Grace Kephart, Martha Jay, Emma Wilks, Julia Cumberland and Delores Albright; and three brothers, Edward Martin and infant brothers John & Luther Martin.

She is survived by: two daughters, Karen D. Nebgen of (Sanborn) Rural Houtzdale, PA and Kathy McLaughlin of Clearfield, PA; and three sons, Darryl M. Lashinsky & his wife Barbara of (Sanborn) Rural Houtzdale, PA, Cleve Kephart & his wife Cindy of Lanse, PA and Kerry Kephart & his wife Kathy of (Sanborn) Rural Houtzdale, PA; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Osceola Mills, PA: with Rev. Charles Kehart & Pastor Stephen Durr officiating.  Burial will be at the Sanborn Cemetery, (Sanborn) Rural Houtzdale, PA.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until funeral time at the funeral home.

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