Emily M. Gephart, 84

Emily M. Gephart, 84, of 3495 Elm St., Newport, died on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Elmwood of New Bremen.

She was born on June 26, 1927, in Russia, to Felix and Margaret (Voisard) Monnin, and they preceeded her in death.

On Nov. 25, 1977,  at St. Peter and Paul Church in Newport, she married John A. Gephart Sr., and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2007.

Emily is survived by two stepsons, John Jr. (Starr) Gephart of Newport and Jerrold (Linda) Gephart of Newport; three stepgrandchildren; nine  great-stepgrandchildren; a sister; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law.

She was preceded in death by a sister; five brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter and Paul Church, with the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Wilson Hospice or to the Maria Stein Center (Sisters of the Precious Blood).