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Barbara Hephner

September 15, 2012
Morning Journal News

Leetonia - Barbara J. Hephner, 69, of Lisbon Rd., passed away at 12:20am, Friday, September 14, 2012 at Northside Medical Center following a recent illness.

Mrs. Hephner was born July 26, 1943 in Canton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Leonard "Chip" and Eileen (Stewart) Lowmiller and had lived in the area all of her life.

She was a homemaker and worked with her husband on their family's dairy farm.

Barbara was a member of St. Jacob's United Church of Christ, where she had served as the church secretary at one time. She also enjoyed playing cards in several local card clubs; was a member of the Columbiana County Dairy Boosters; Minerva Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star; and served as a former 4-H advisor.

She is survived and will be dearly missed by her husband of nearly 50 years, David C. Hephner, whom she married October 14, 1962; sons, Tad (Karen) Hephner, Tim (Debra) Hephner and Troy Hephner, all of Leetonia; sisters, Nancy (Jim) Irwin and Betty (Mike) Zwick, both of East Rochester, Ohio; brother, Dale (Lana) Lowmiller of Minerva; grandchildren, Courtney, Tyler, and Hanna Hephner, all of Leetonia; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11am, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Eells- Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with the Rev. Jenna Brown officiating. Burial will follow in St. Jacobs United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 9pm Monday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Jacob's United Church of Christ, 5219 St. Jacob Logtown Rd, Leetonia, Ohio 44431.

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