A celebration of life in honor of Anna M Kepner (Jan. 1, 1928 — April 12, 2020), her brother, Vernon H Kepner (May 24, 1933 — Nov. 19, 2020), and his wife Mary L. (Bupp) Kepner (April 5, 1933 — March 24, 2021) will be held Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 at the Lake Heritage Community Center, 1000 Heritage Drive in Gettysburg.

A brief service will begin at 1 p.m. to celebrate and share memories of three special people who are greatly missed. Family will continue to receive friends until 4 p.m.

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Jeanne Jacoby Smith

Anna Kepner was my Church School teacher for six years in high school years ago. Anna had an incredible sense of humor, and we, her surrogate children loved her.

On three occasions, Anna went to the Church of the Brethren Annual Conferenece, and she took us with her. The conferences were held in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, Wichita, Kansas, and in Des Moines, Iowa.

Anna had a fabulous sense of humor that we children loved.

Every summer when my husband and I returned to Gettysburg to visit our relatives, we also made it our mandate to go and visit Anna.

She was an anchor of the faith for so many of us in church and in Sunday School. It was through Anna's legacy and my Grandmother, Daisy Diehl Miller, that I learned that my family was related to the founder of the Church of the Brethren. His name was Alexander Mack, and he came over from Germany in the year 1708.

We will miss Anna sorely.

(Signed by: Jeanne Jacoby Smith, B.A.,Elizabethtown College; M.A. James Madison University; Doctor of Education at Kansas State Univeristy,

May the Love of God be with our Sister in Christ, Anna Kepner, until we meet her again. Anna was our template for catepalting our beloved Church into the future.

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