Elizabeth Z. Keperling, 86

January 28, 2011
  • Keperling

NOV. 27, 1924-JAN. 27, 2011

YORK, Pa. — Elizabeth Z. (Zeigler) Keperling, of York, Pa., entered into rest after a lengthy illness at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Normandie Ridge at the age of 86.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Ira C. Keperling of York, whom she married Sept. 9, 1944, celebrating 66 years of marriage.

She was born in Boonsboro, Md., Nov. 27, 1924, the daughter of the late Rev. Roy R. and Cora (Emenheiser) Zeigler.

She was a licensed practical nurse graduate of Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Md., where she worked on their nursing staff following graduation. Elizabeth graduated from Duncannon High School; she was a member at Messiah United Methodist Church in York for the last 15 years.

Besides her husband, Ira, she is survived by three sons, David L. Keperling and wife, Kathy, of Spring Grove, Pa., Paul L. Keperling and wife, Kathleen, of Narberth, Pa., and Robert E. Keperling and wife, Jane, of Lavonia, Ga.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, one of whom was her twin; and a sister.

There will be no viewing. Family and friends are invited to extend their condolences Monday, Jan. 31, from 1p.m. to 2 p.m. at Burg Funeral Home Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion, Pa.

The service will be Monday, Jan 31, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Her pastors, the Rev. W. Michael Langford, assisted by the Rev. Owen Walterand and Chaplain Haydn J. McLean of Normandie Ridge, will officiate. Burial will be in Winterstown United Brethren Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to Messiah United Methodist Church, 1300 N. Beaver St., York, PA 17404.

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