John Cleveland KEPNER

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John C. and Gertrude (Smith) Kepner during a wedding anniversary celebration.
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John C. Kepner, 80, of 106 Tuscarora St., Port Royal, died Sunday, April 17, 1988 at his home.

He was born September 1, 1907 in Mifflintown, a son of the late Foster C. and Martha, J. (Walters) Kepner. His first wife, Gertrude M. (Smith) Kepner, died December 27, 1969. His second wife, Helen M. (Varnes Wharton) Kepner, died September 25, 1987.

Surviving are children, Bradford E. Kepner of Hershey, Donald A. Kepner, David L. Kepner, both of Port Royal, Gerald K. Kepner of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Charles (Bernice) James of Chambersburg, Mrs. Frank (Andrea) Aron of Long Valley, N.J.; step-children, Beverly Brackbill of Port Royal RD1, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Kahley of Montgomery RD2, Mrs. Alan (Mary) Ford of McClure RD 1, Charles W. Wharton of East Waterford I RD1; sisters, Rebecca Singer of I Mifflintown and Helen Fleisher of Mexico; 10 grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John R. Kepner on March 11, 1931, a brother and a sister.

He retired in 1972 from the tire fabric division of the American Viscose Corp. Lewistown.

He was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church, and a life member of the Friendship Fire Company, Port Royal.

Services were held at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. John K. Whitcomb officiating. Interment was in the Adams Cemetery, Walker Township, Juniata Co., PA

(Juniata Sentinel 4/27/1988)

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/27/13 - Image Year: 1928
PORT ROYAL'S FIRST FIRE TRUCK: Pictured in front of the 1928 Hahn truck are left to right: Ben Elliott, John McClure, George Wagner, Fred Wagner, John Kepner, Frank Eby (driver), Herb Wagner and Bill Koons. The photo was taken July 4, 1928. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
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KEPNER SIBLINGS WITH FATHER: 1979 FAMILY REUNION: (left to right): Leon Kepner, Bernice (Kepner) James, Gerald Kepner, Brad Kepner, Don Kepner, Andrea (Kepner) Aron and (Father) John C. Kepner

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