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Anastasia Gebhart

Anastasia B. Gebhart, 83, of Elkton, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Brookings Health System. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2016 at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Elkton, SD. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Our Lady of Good Counsel, with a 7:00 p.m. Liturgical Wake Service. Rude's Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Anastasia Beverly Maher Gebhart was born on February 21, 1932 to Stephen and Arla (Zink) Maher at rural Aurora, SD. She attended Camp Country School, rural Aurora through Grade School and then she attended Brookings High School. While attending high school Anastasia lived with her grandmother, Katherine Zink and worked at the Moriarty Café. Anastasia then attended General Beadle College in Madison, SD where she attained a teaching degree. She participated in basketball and volleyball and was a member of the Homecoming Royalty while at General Beadle.

Anastasia was united in marriage to George Gebhart on January 3rd, 1952 at St. Williams Catholic Church in Aurora, SD.

She taught at Camp Country School, rural Aurora until she started raising her family. During this time she was also a Fuller Brush Dealer.

Anastasia worked at the Elkton School from 1972 - 1997, doing various jobs. After her retirement she worked at the Elkton Diner, the Elkton City Office and the Elkton Museum. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church of Elkton, and a member of the Parnell Star Extension Club, an Officer of the Church Guild and a Den Cub leader.

She was chosen fan of the year, selected to the Elkton Hall of Fame and was the Honorary Referee for the annual Vince Relays.

Anastasia was a huge supporter of Elkton athletics in which she made the gym banners for the 1976 addition and the warm up uniforms for the 1977 boys' basketball team.

She enjoyed Pinochle, dancing, gardening, reading and sporting events. At the Elkton School she was known as "Grandma" and had a great love for all of the children.

Anastasia is survived by her husband, George; nine children, Dee (Scott) Narragon, Theresa (David) Wolf, Jean (Monte) Petersen, Tom (Regina) Gebhart, Ervin (Lisa) Gebhart, Everett (Joan) Gebhart, Leonard Gebhart, Dorothy (Jim) Tipton and Irene (Mark) Middleton; 30 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; a brother, George Maher; two sisters, Donna (Tom) Dunklin and Mary (Larry) Price; a sister-in-law, Isabelle Short; a brother-in-law, Francis Van Sambeek; many nieces and nephews and special friend, "Sister Ben."

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Steve Maher; a grandson, Patrick Middleton and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials in Anastasia's name, as they plan on setting up a scholarship fund.

Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome.com




Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 16, 2016
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