Joan Mae Hepler

| June 8, 2018

Joan Mae Hepler, 78, of Mayport, went peacefully home to be with her Lord on Thursday morning, June 7, 2018.

Born on May 12, 1940, in Bakerstown to Richard Cecil and Dorothy Mae (Koch) Murray.

After graduating from Union High School in 1958, she worked at the Clarion University Library before moving to Phoenix, AZ, where she was employed as a secretary by Bell Telephone. She then transferred to AT&T’s offices in Los Angeles, CA, where she lived for several years before returning to Pennsylvania to marry her husband.

On June 22, 1968, she became the loving wife of Gary Allen Hepler. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and helping people. Her family was blessed by her thoughtful care and excellent cooking, but more than anything her love for Jesus will be remembered.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gary, and children, Ryan and Rachel, also of Mayport, who will miss her greatly. She is also survived by her mother, Dorothy Murray of Shippenville, and siblings, Gail Burford of Oak Ridge, Larry Murray (Judy) of Erie, and Lois Wynkoop (Jim) of Tionesta.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Murray and a brother, Wilbur Murray.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 4:00 p.m. at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn. The funeral service will be officiated by Rev. Phil Maggio and Pastor Dale Gallo.

Interment will be in the New Bethlehem Cemetery.

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