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Rhoda McCahan Kepner (abt 1980) (Photo submitted by Penn Purcell Shelley.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/20/10 - Image Year: 1980

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Rhoda McCahan was the daughter of Charles Marley and Annie (Oberholtzer) McCahan. Rhoda was born December 11, 1905 and died December 8, 1988. She married Alton J. Kepner.


Rhoda M Kepner, 82, of 502 Milford St, Port Royal, died on Thursday, December 8, 1988, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Dec 11, 1905, in Milford Township, she was a daughter of the late Charles M. and Elizabeth (Oberholtzer) McCahan. Her husband, Alton J Kepner died Dec 17, 1986

Surviving are: sons, Ralph M Kepner, Port Royal RD1, Earl M Kepner, Belleville RD2, brother and sister, Walter McCahan and Laentena Shelley, both of Port Royal; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs Jane Book, in 1958.

She was a 1925 graduate of the Port Royal High School and a graduate of Juniata College, Huntingdon.

She retired after 30 years of service as an elementary school teacher in Juniata County

She was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church, Women of the ELCA of the church, and the Juniata County Retired Teachers Association.

Services were held at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal with the Rev Robert R Clark officiating. Interment was in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

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Contributed by mkinney on 9/6/10 - Image Year: 1906
Walter McCahan, Rhoda (McCahan) Kepner, Laentena (McCahan) Shelley (Brother and sisters)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/11/11 - Image Year: 1924
PORT ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1925 DURING THEIR JUNIOR YEAR Seated (L-R) Kenneth Weimer, Margaret Arnold, Martha Rodgers, May Meminger, Margaret Stitt, Rhoda McCahan, Wilbur Taylor. Standing: Elwood Bryner, Clinton Bashore, Lehman Kepner, Ralph Crawford, Hudson Beale, Frank Beale.
Contributed by ranjude on 3/19/21 - Image Year: 1930
RHODA on her Winter Coat. (Photo courtesy of Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/24/10 - Image Year: 1944
Members of the Lutheran Church Friendship class going to Williams Grove Park: Row 1 (l-r) Edna Crimmel,Emma Ranck, RHODA KEPNER, Alba Stimmel, Nellie Gilson; Row 2: Ella Boyer, Maggie Meloy, Ida Jones, Rhetta Stimmel, Molly Bookwalter; Row 3: Ruth Souders, Bertha Goodman, Ellie Kepner, Ida Kepner, Maude Long, Emma McClure, Mary Boyer, Mae Wisehaupt; Row 4: Edna Towsey, Mert Gilson, Bertha Boyer, Mary Kohler, Myrtle Beale, Adda Wharton, Minnie Landis, Ada Lena Boyer.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/29/10 - Image Year: 1962
THE KEPNERS: Rhoda McCahan Kepner (r), her daughter-in-law Dorothy and granddaughter Debbie in front of Leister's Store dressed in their Sesqui-Centennial garb in 1962. (Photo submitted by Helen Beers)

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