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Janet E. "Peg" Kepka

May 28, 1925 February 13, 2019
Janet E. "Peg" Kepka
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Obituary for Janet E. "Peg" Kepka

Janet E. “Peg” Adams Kepka, 93, of Washington, PA, and formerly of Wilkeson, WA passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

She was born May 28, 1925, on a farm south of Independence, one of seven daughters of the late John and Mary Cunningham Adams.

Mrs. Kepka was a 1943 graduate of Avella High School and 1946 graduate of Penn Commercial College, majoring in accounting.

She was employed by several financial companies in Washington before joining a management team with Westinghouse Electric in Pittsburgh to establish a finance company, Westinghouse Credit Corporation (WCC). She worked over twenty years before retiring in 1974 from WCC.

On November 23, 1973, she married George M. Kepka, a ceramic engineer.

In 1978, they moved to Wilkeson, WA, to care for his elderly father. Both were active in the community. Mrs. Kepka held various positions in the town government and served as mayor for the 2006-09 term, as well as president of the Wilkeson Historical Society.

Surviving Mrs. Kepka are: a sister Leala Roadman of Avella; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death in addition to her husband, George M. Kepka, who died in 2009, are her parents and five sisters; Gertrude Buck, Olive Buck, Madeline Sickles, Harriett Patterson and Elaine Porter.

Friends will be received from 6-8 pm on Sunday, February 17, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312. Funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, February 18, at Lower Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Independence, with her nephew, Roy Buck officiating.

Burial will be in Independence Cemetery, Avella.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lower Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 3676 Bealls Ridge Road, Wellsburg, WV 26070.

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6:00 PM 2/17/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/17/2019 8:00:00 PM
Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.

18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65
Avella, PA 15312

Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.
18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65 Avella 15312 PA
United States





11:00 AM 2/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lower Buffalo Presbyterian Church

Washington Pike
Avella, PA 15312

Everyone is asked to meet at the church.

Lower Buffalo Presbyterian Church
Washington Pike Avella 15312 PA
United States

Cemetery Details


Independence Cemetery Final Resting Place

Washington Pike
Avella, PA 15312

Washington Pike Avella 15312 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Lower Buffalo Presbyterian Church - Donations

3676 Bealls Ridge Road
Wellsburg, WV 26070

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