Virginia P. Gephart September 26, 1926 May 8, 2013 Virginia P. Gephart, 86, of Rebersburg, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born on Sept. 26, 1926 in Media, Va. was a daughter of the late Ronald M. and Hazel V. Rea Pyle. She was a 1945 graduate of Media High School. Virginia then joined the Cadet Nurse Corps and graduated from the Presbyterian School of Nursing in Philadelphia in 1948. She was then employed as a registered nurse in the pediatric and obstetric department of the Philadelphia Hospital. While living in Philadelphia, Virginia was a cellist in the Oxboro Symphony Orchestra. On Sept. 1, 1949, Virginia married Kenneth Eugene Gephart at the Mountain Dawn Farm in Rebersburg. Mr. Gephart preceded her in death in 1987. After moving to Centre County, she worked for a short time at the Lock Haven Hospital. She was a member of the St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Rebersburg. Although she came from the city, Virginia enjoyed life on the farm and being able to help local people with her nursing skills. Virginia is survived by children, Diane E. Homan (Carl), of Centre Hall, Marilyn A. Heltman (Mick), of Rebersburg, Wendell R. Gephart (Barb), of Bellefonte and Kenneth C. Gephart (Kathy), also of Rebersburg. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and siblings, Ronald M. Pyle, Jr., of Rebersburg, Leland C. Pyle, of Polk, Mo., and David R. Pyle Thelma), of Rebersburg. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home in Millheim. The funeral will follow at noon with Rev. Nancy Kuhns officiating. Virginia will be laid to rest in the Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery in Rebersburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Virginia may be given to The Hope Fund of Penns Valley, PO Box 427, Centre Hall, PA 16828. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stevenrnefffuneralhome.com.
Published in Centre Daily Times on May 9, 2013