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Photo of Sara that accompanied her obituary in the Lewistown Sentinel.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/18/14 - Image Year: 1990

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Sara K. Kenepp, 84, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

Born on April 7, 1930, in Port Royal, she was a daughter of the late Jerome and Beulah (Yohn) Shirk.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Shirk.

Sara is survived by: her husband, Edward L. Kenepp Sr., whom she married on March 13, 1952; her children, Sharon Warner and husband, Bud, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Michael Kenepp and wife, Lorraine, Sonya Fahringer and husband, Gary, Edward Kenepp Jr. and wife, Luann, all of Lewistown, and Mark Kenepp and wife, Melinda, of Reedsville; a sister, Ruth Ann Yeager and husband, Tom, of Lewistown; a sister-in-law, Elona Shirk, of Port Royal; grandchildren, Matthew Warner and wife, Trisha, January Kenepp, Jeffrey Warner and wife, Stacey, Ryan Kenepp and Jen, Madelyn Kenepp and Max Kenepp; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Warner, Larna Cormack and Trent Warner.

She was a 1948 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School.

Sara attended White Memorial United Church of Christ.

She loved gardening, flowers and interior decorating. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes Inc., Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dr. James Barnes officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home.

There will be a private committal at Pine Glen Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Sara's name may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 5/11/17 - Image Year: 1948
Sara Shirk as she appeared in the 1948 TVHS yearbook.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/18/14 - Image Year: 1948
TVHS CLASS OF 1948: 1ST ROW (L-R) Mary Whitesel, Martha Hockenberry, Betty Price, Sarah Shirk, Carol Meloy; 2nd ROW: Edna Brackbill, Helen Crimmel, Ethel Kerchner, JoAn Bashore, Betty Kepner, Raymond Brackbill, Mildred Fleck; 3rd ROW: John Walls, Marlin Frankhouse, C. Reese Gaul, Blair Isenberg, Stanley Hower.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/18/14 - Image Year: 1948
TUSCARORA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1948: Kneeling (L-R): Stanley Hower, Blair Isenberg, Reese Gaul, Marlin Frankhouse, John Wall, Raymond Brackbill; Standing: Mildred Fleck, Betty Price, Betty Kepner, Joan Bashore, Mary M. Whitsel, Martha Hockenberry, Sara Shirk, Carol Meloy, Edna Brackbill, Helen Crimmel, Dorothy Kephart (Teacher)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/18/14 - Image Year: 1998
50th YEAR REUNION FOR THE CLASS OF 1948 Seated l-r: Mary Whitesel Varner, Betty Price Basom, Sarah Shirk Knepp, Carol Meloy Shevenock, Edna Brackbill Lauver, Helen Crimmel Sieber; Standing l-r: JoAn Bashore Slautterback, Mildred Fleck Bashore, Blair Isenberg, Marlin Frankhouse, Reese Gaul, Ethel Kerchner Graybill, Hulda Landis Glendye
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/18/14 - Image Year: 2008
TUSCARORA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS of 1948 REUNION: Seated (L-R) Betty Price Basom, Sarah Shirk Knepp, Edna Brackbill Lauver; Standing: Carol Meloy Shevenock, Mildred Fleck Bashore, Marlin Frankhouse, Helen Crimmel Sieber and Betty Kepner O'Neil. (Estimated year of the photo, 2008)

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