Kathleen A. Jepko
1963 - 2021
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MOUNT CARMEL - Kathleen A. Jepko, 58, of 18 N. Vine St., died Saturday, April 24, 2021, at her residence.

She was born in Danville, Sept. 30, 1963, a daughter of the late Frank Kowaleski and Rita (Molick) Kowaleski.

She was a graduate of Mount Carmel Junior/Senior High School.

Kathleen was married June 23, 1984, in the former Mother of Consolation Church, in Mount Carmel, to David M. Jepko, who preceded her in death.

She worked at the Mount Carmel Junior/Senior High School since 2001.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Kathleen loved to cook and bake and created some amazing dishes for her family and friends.

Kathleen is survived by her children, Jessica Snyder and her husband, David R. Snyder III, of Coal Township, and Eric M. Jepko, of Mount Carmel; a brother, Richard Kowaleski and his wife, Debra; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother and his wife, John Kowaleski and Verna.

JEPKO - Kathleen A. Jepko, 58, of 18 N. Vine St., of Mount Carmel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mount Carmel, with the Rev. Frank Karwacki, pastor, as celebrant. There will be no visitation or hours of calling. Those wishing to attend the Mass are asked to meet at the church at 9:45 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Mount Carmel Township. Leonard J. Lucas Jr., supervisor, Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home, Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Published in The News Item on Apr. 28, 2021.
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May 3, 2021
I would like to express my sincere condolences to Kathy's children. I am Betty's daughter, her neighbor, and Kathy was my Mom's first friend when she moved here. Kathy was always kind and caring and looked out for my Mom, made her feel welcome and become friendly almost immediately. I will always be grateful for that and knowing when I wasn't able to be around, I knew Kathy would be there for my Mom if she ever needed her. My Mom is going to miss her friend very much. I also always admired how she decorated her home, especially at Christmas. It always looked so beautiful outside, peaceful and calm. We were all very saddened for her when her husband passed and know how much she truly loved and missed him. May she rest in peace together with him now. She will always be the special Guardian Angel watching over her children forever.
Jen McCullough
April 28, 2021
I am so saddened by the sudden death of such a good neighbor and friend. Kathy was the first friend I made when i moved to mt carmel from phila. She said she would not hold it against me that I came from Philly and she never did! She was also so kind and helpful and ready to help in any situation. All I had to do was ask her a question and she would respond or find out the answer as soon as she could. She was always there to lend a hand. She loved her husband very much and has missed him terribly. They truly loved each other. She was a great mom to her son Eric and daughter jessica-she would do anything for them. She loved her dog jax too. She was a person who loved life. She was planning to plant a vegetable garden this summer by our shared fence so i would easily be able to "borrow" whatever I needed! As hard as it is for her family now I know she is happy because she is with her husband who she missed so much.i will truly miss her very much. She was a hell of a good mother to her children and she was a hell of a good friend to me. I will always appreciate her friendship !
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