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Evelyn K. (Berkey) Kephart

January 6, 1943 ~ September 15, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Evelyn K. Kephart

January 6, 1943 ~ September 15, 2023

       Evelyn Kay Kephart, 80, our wonderful mother, went home to be with the Lord early Friday morning, September 15, 2023, at UPMC Altoona.

       She was born in East Sharpsburg, a daughter of the late John H. II and Betty (Mock) Berkey. She married David A. Kephart, Sr. and he preceded her in death on August 4, 2021.

       Surviving are two children: Sheri L. Koelle, of Wimauma, FL., and David A. Kephart, Jr., of Hollidaysburg; two grandsons: Ian Koelle (Cassidy) and Colby Koelle, all of FL.; two sisters: Pat Dick and Barb Mattern, both of Roaring Spring; a brother: John Berkey, of CO.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

       She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Berkey.

       Kay was a 1961 graduate of Central High School.

       She loved God and her family and shared her love with all. Kay will be greatly missed. She had a passion for painting and enjoyed painting with her family and friends.

        A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

        The family would like to thank Pastor Matt Burns and our friend, Shirley, for all the support and prayers for our family, and to the staff at UPMC Altoona.

        In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to the charity of your choice that is helping children around the world to have fresh water or to Renew Church Altoona, 2300 8th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602. 

        Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.

        The following is a poem in memory of Evelyn, written by her son, David A. Kephart, Jr.

            "My heart is broken

            From losing my mom

            With feelings so deep

             It’s hard to move on

            There’s only one thing

            That makes it alright

             It’s God’s only son

            The Lord Jesus Christ.

            Who took her to Heaven

            Where family and friends

            Will gather together

            To meet her again

            But let’s not forget

            The person we knew

            A kindhearted soul

            With nothing to prove

            Her innocent ways

            Were that of a child

            She shared a good laugh

            And made people smile

           She wanted so little

            But gave us her all

            Whatever it took

            She’d answer the call

            It was her pleasure

            To be by our side

            Lend us an ear

            And talk to you about life

            I miss her so much

           I’ll be dying to see

           My precious mom

           Who always loved me."

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Memorial Service to be announced at a later date.

Renew Church Altoona
2300 8th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602


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