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Eugene Merrell Kephart

October 23, 1948 ~ July 25, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Eugene Kephart Obituary

Eugene Merrell Kephart, 74, of Houtzdale passed away Tuesday July 25, 2023 at Penn Highlands DuBois.

Born October 23, 1948 in Philipsburg, he was a son of the late Merrell H. Kephart and Verna (Yarger ) Kephart.

Gene was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Houtzdale and Osceola Masonic Lodge # 515 F&A.M.

He was the Executive Director and founder of Cen-Clear Child Services.  He received his Doctorate Degree from Penn State University.

Gene enjoyed participating in long range shooting, loading shells and hunting . He also enjoyed coaching  youth sports.

On May 14, 1983, he married Joan (Sinclair) Kephart, who survives at home.

Along with his wife, he is survived by three children: Jack (Allison) Kephart, Kraig (Vanessa) Kephart and Kristi Kephart, all of Houtzdale.

Also surviving are four grandchildren: Addy Holt, Brielle, Wade and Blayke Kephart and his dog Lincoln.

Family and friends will be received Friday July 28, 2023 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Rev. Robert Ford will preside over a funeral service Saturday July 29, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Birger A Freeberg Funeral Home, Houtzdale

Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Brisbin.

Memorial donations may be made in Gene's Memory to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Good Street, Houtzdale, Pa. 16651, the Diamond Club, 4934 Green Acre Rd. Houtzdale, PA 16651 or the GridIron Club, P.O. Box 216, Smokerun, PA 16681.

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July 28, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc.
200 David Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651

Funeral Service
July 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc.
200 David Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651


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