Thursday, October 15, 2009

Obituary: Clara Elizabeth (Vilmo) KEPHART (16 Feb 1964)

Obituary. Clara Elizabeth (Vilmo) KEPHART (16 Feb 1964). Image courtesy of Verla Williams.

Kephart Rites Set Wednesday At Lakefield

LAKEFIELD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rose [sic, Ross] C. Kephart, 75, Lakefield, have been set for Wednesday.

The family service will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Rost funeral home and the public service will be at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist church in Lakefield.

The Rev. Russell Hubbard will officiate and burial will be in the Riverside cemetery at Jackson.

Mrs. Kephart died in her sleep early Sunday morning at her home. She had suffered heart condition but death was unexpected.

Mrs. Kephart was the former Clara Vilmo and was born Feb. 4, 1889, at Manistee, Mich. On July 7, 1909, she married Ross C. Kephart of Lakefield. Mr. Kephart was a blacksmith for many years.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, and one son. They are Mrs. Lester Norgrant of Spirit Lake; Mrs. Harm Ihnen, of Seal Beach, Calif. and Seth of Aitkin, Minn.

Also surviving are two brothers, Edward and William Vilmo of Ada; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Thies of Ada and Mrs. Lucy Griewe of Boyes Hot Springs, Calif.; eight grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.


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