Frederick L. Kephart(1925 - 2014)

Frederick L. Kephart, 88, of St. Cloud Street, Keyser, WV, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home.

Born on September 28, 1925 at Keyser, WV, he was a son of the late Walter George and Mary Georgianna (McGee) Kephart. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Oss and three brothers, infant John, Walter Galen and Harold C. Kephart. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Mr. Kephart was a 1943 graduate of Keyser High School and was a US Navy veteran of World War II. He was formerly employed with Emerson-Pryne in Keyser, retired from the Celanese Amcelle Plant and was a self employed house painter. He also was a member of Boyce-Houser Post # 41, American Legion and Nancy Hanks Post # 3518, VFW, both of Keyser.

Surviving are his children, Gary Kephart, Patti Pattison and Dale Kephart and wife Peggy, all of Keyser; seven grandchildren, J.J., Robbie and Brian Pattison, and Steve, Liz, Adam and Molly Kephart and 12 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Randy Crowe officiating.

Interment will be in the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser. Graveside military honors will be accorded.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Kephart's obituary at

Funeral Home

Smith Funeral Home-Keyser Chapel
85 S. Main Street  Keyser, WV 26726

Published in Mineral Daily News-Tribune from Mar. 17 to Mar. 24, 2014