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Louise Kephart

May 3, 2020


Elizabeth Louise Kephart, age 97, passed away May 3, 2020 in her home in Venice, Fl. She was born October 27, 1922 in Van Wert, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Clara May (Inness) McGannon.

On November 30, 1941 she married Herb Kephart for nearly 70 years of marriage. Herb passed away May 11, 2011.

She is survived by her daughter Penny (Kephart) and her husband Larry (deceased) Corell and their children Chris, Laura and Beth and son Stan Kephart and his wife Sue and their children Barry, Jenny, and Steve. She had eight Great Grandchildren. Also, she is survived by her brother Frank McGannon, Jr. and sister Gloria Eggleton.

Louise loved family, golf, fishing, Arts and Crafts and cooking. She had many first-place prizes for her flower arrangements.

Louise was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Venice and previously a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, OH.

Because of national health concerns, Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory and the Kephart family are following directives outlined by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health. While family and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Kephart's graveside service at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Woodland Cemetery, we ask that those who are in the high-risk category or are feeling sick to remain home. Any one attending the service is asked to maintain social distancing and refrain from hugging, kissing, shaking hands and close contact.

Please reach out to us by phone (419-238-1112) or via online condolences at and we will share your sympathies with the Kephart family. A live webcast and video recording of Louise's service will be view-able after 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Louise Kephart, please visit our floral store.

Funeral Service


Graveside Service
May 20, 2020

2:00 PM
Woodland Cemetery
10968 Woodland Ave.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Video is available for this event

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