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Bernice "Bunny" M. (Gill) Knepp

June 5, 1926 ~ May 4, 2022 (age 95)

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Bernice M. “Bunny” Knepp, 95, of Lewistown, passed away at 9:47 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at William Penn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Lewistown.

Born June 5, 1926, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late Oliver P. and Mary E. (Hoffman) Gill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: husband Richard B. Knepp, whom she married April 1, 1945, on Feb. 19, 1981; daughter, Pama Meloni; grandson, Joey Meloni; and her siblings, Dorothy Everly, Russell Gill and Reba Stauffer.

Bernice is survived by:  sons, Walter W. Knepp and wife, Beth, of Reedsville, and Mark W. Knepp and wife, Lana, of Lewistown; son-in-law, John Meloni, of Lewistown; six grandchildren, Julie Meloni and partner, Rachel Donahue, of Wash., D.C., Betsy Cox and wife, Jess, of Lewistown, Amy Knepp and partner, Ken Strauss, of Gig Harbor, Wash., Beka Yoder and husband, Keith, of Lewistown, Jena Knepp, of Reedsville, and Abby Peachey and husband, Ian, of Reedsville; and eight great-grandchildren, Sam and Dylan Liggett, both of Lewistown, Gabe, Max, and Grace Yoder, all of Lewistown, and Huck, Duke, and Tripp Peachey, all of Reedsville.

She was a graduate of Reedsville High School, Class of 1945.

Bernice was a charter member of Calvary Bible Church.

She worked as a seamstress at the Arrow Shirt Factory in Lewistown from 1959 to 1978.  She retired as a dietary aide at Lewistown Hospital in May 1992.

Bunny loved God, sharing her faith and inviting people to church.  She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and her iced tea was always a staple on her porch in the summertime.

A viewing will be held from 10 – 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, 200 North Main Street, Lewistown, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., with Reverend Howard Houtz officiating.

Interment will take place at Vira Methodist Cemetery, Lewistown.      

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
May 10, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn
200 N. Main St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Funeral Service
Tuesday
May 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn
200 N. Main St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Graveside Service
Tuesday
May 10, 2022

1:00 PM
Vira Methodist Cemetery
111 Long Lane
Lewistown, PA 17044

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