Ora Mae (Shepler) Kennis (1920 - 2015)

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  • "Sally so sorry to read about your mother. My thoughts are..."
  • " May God have mercy on the soul of His handmaid Ora Mae."
    - Deacon Paul Boboige
  • "I'm sitting here reflecting of the many talks with Ora Mae...."
  • "Go with God Ora Mae"
  • "Dear Sally, My thoughts and prayers are with you and..."
    - Kathie Swinamer
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Ora Mae Shepler Kennis, 94, of RD Punxsutawney passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 28, 1920, in Big Run, she was a daughter of the late Amos C. and Catherine Weiss Shepler. She married John R. Kennis May 4, 1946. He preceded her in death in 2012.
Ora was a 1938 graduate of Big Run High School and attended DuBois Business College for one year.
She worked in the War Department in Military Intelligence at the Pentagon during World War II.
She also worked for Standard Pennant Company in Big Run for 40 years, as well as being a farmer's wife.
Ora was a member of Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Sykesville.
She enjoyed gardening, canning and crocheting. She lived all her life in Henderson Township. Ora is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Sally) Long, of RD Punxsutawney; a sister, Alta Rimer, of New York; two grandchildren, Ryan Opdyke and wife, Ana, of Elk Ridge, Md., and Megan and husband, John Long, of Mechanicsburg; and two great-grandchildren, McKenna and Logan Opdyke both of Elk Ridge, Md.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home of Sykesville. Parastos will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral dome. Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Sykesville with the Rev. Fr. Robert Karl officiating. Burial will follow in Lakelawn Cemetery in Reynoldsville.
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Leo Nedza Funeral Home
212 East Main Street
Sykesville, PA 15865
(814) 894-2230
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Published in The Courier Express from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2015