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Ruth I. Shires Gephart
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1922
Death: Jan. 6, 2012


January 7, 2012
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Ruth I. Gephart, 89, died Jan. 6, 2012, at the Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Born Jan. 27, 1922, at Hughesville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William J. and Effie (Reece) Shires.

Ruth attended the Picture Rocks High School. She joined the Army and served her country honorably from 1944 to 1946. She obtained the rank of Sergeant while serving overseas in France and Germany. Ruth enjoyed cooking and baking as a homemaker.

She was married to the late John H. Gephart of South Williamsport, Pa., on April 18, 1948. Together she and John shared 62 years of marriage together.

Surviving are her daughter, Jane E. Pelepako of Mahopac, N.Y.; her two sons, William L. Gephart of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Larry G. Gephart of Kingston, N.Y.; her five grandchildren and her eight great-grandchildren. Ruth is also survived by her brother, Joseph L. Shires of Buffalo, N.Y.

In addition to her husband and her late parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda M. Shaffer; her granddaughter, Michelle Shaffer; her three brothers, Clarence, Charles, and George Shires and her three sisters, Anna M. Hornick, Neola B. Hanna, and Althea M. McCaffrey.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the South Williamsport United Methodist Church, at 409 S. Main St., South Williamsport, Pa. The Pastor Mark D. Brumbach will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport, Pa.

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. The family welcomes floral tributes in memory of Ruth Gephart.
 
 
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  John H Gephart (1921 - 2011)
 
Burial:
Wildwood Cemetery
Williamsport
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: gloria (glo) wolf
Record added: Jan 11, 2012
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Ruth I. <i>Shires</i> Gephart
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She joined the Army and served her country honorably from 1944 to 1946. She obtained the rank of Sergeant while serving overseas in France and Germany.
- gloria (glo) wolf
 Added: Jan. 11, 2012
 
 
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