Lucy Jane Kephart, 92, of Chester Hill, Philipsburg, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Born November 4, 1926 in Port Matilda, she was a daughter of the late John Quincy Adams & Mary Ann (Blazosky) Adams Latz. Lucy was a 1944 graduate of Philipsburg High School and a 1947 graduate of the Philipsburg State General Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse in the Army Nurse Cadet Corp following WWII and then at the Philipsburg Hospital until her retirement in 1987. She was an involved member of Grace United Methodist Church in Philipsburg, and enjoyed traveling, collecting porcelain dolls, reading her Bible, having Bible studies with her sister in law Shirley, and visiting with her family and friends. On December 24, 1948 in Philipsburg, she married Clair Elwood Kephart, who passed away May 2, 1975. Lucy is survived by a son Elwood Lee Kephart and his wife Karen R. Cole of 29 Palms, CA; two daughters Cheryl Ann Kephart of Clearfield and Linda Susan Demko and her husband Kenneth of Osceola Mills; two sisters Anna Leforte of Alliance, OH and Mabel Wilkinson of Bellefonte; three grandchildren, several great grandchildren and two cats Toby & Lily. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother Matthew Adams and two sisters Edith Hackman and Elsie Wesesky. A funeral service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 912 E. Pine St. Philipsburg, on Friday, November 1 at 11am with Rev. Michelle R. Bodle officiating. Lucy will be laid to rest at the Philipsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Dahlgren-Spewock Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday, October 31 from 5 to 8pm and at the church on Friday from 10 to 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lucy’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 4250 Crums Mill Rd., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17112, online at www.heart.org; the American Cancer Society, 108R North 2nd St., Suite 1B, Clearfield, PA 16830, online at www.cancer.org; or to your choice of a Bipolar Association. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.dahlgren-spewock.com
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