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Lillian Maye (Robinette) PeppleJuly 28, 1931 ~ July 27, 2017 (age 85)
Lillian M. Pepple, 85, of Monroe Township, Everett, Pennsylvania; passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Donahoe Manor, Bedford, Pa.
She was born on July 28, 1931 in Everett, PA; a daughter of the late Scott E. and Olive (Mills) Robinette.
In May 1950 in Cumberland, Maryland she married the late Johnny S. Pepple who preceded her in death in November 1995.
She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Bowersock, who resided with her and Dianna married to Jim Highberg, Georgetown, Texas; four grandsons Damien and Devon Bowersock, Daniel Posey and Christopher Highberg; eight great grandchildren
William, Mark, Sophia and Elaine Bowersock and Christian, Savannah, Ethan and Jacob Bowersock; siblings Lois married to Walter Mowchan, Churchville, MD, Joann married to Delmar Leader, Everett, PA, Arlene married to Fred Fluke, Bedford, PA; Walter Robinette,
Everett, PA, Gerald Robinette married to Carol, Willow Street, PA; Robert Robinette married to Bonnie, Everett, PA and William Robinette married to Charlotte, Mt. Joy, PA.
She was preceded in death by infant sister Shirley and other siblings Doris Howlett and Marian Giffin Scott, James and Donald Robinette.
Mrs. Pepple was a graduate of Everett Area High School Class of 1948.
She attended the Everett Church of the Brethren, helping with many programs at the church.
Lillian’s husband chose the United States Air Force as a career, she spent forty plus years making home in seven states and one foreign country.
To stay occupied when he traveled she found volunteering to be fulfilling, starting out as a Girl Scout Leader, which only lasted until her husband’s next assignment.
Red Cross was next, where she held nearly every position that could be held on an Air Force Base Hospital; she was awarded the Clara Barton Medal for efforts.
After the military career ceased and they returned to the states making a home locally she read an ad in AARP magazine for volunteers to prepare income tax forms to assist older and low income folks.
She and her husband set up the program in five Senior Centers in Bedford County.
She then recruited and taught other volunteers to assist in the program, this program continued for twenty-two years, even beyond the passing of her husband.
Lillian received the Jan Cooper Award and three nominations for AARP Andrus Award.
Mrs. Pepple served eight years on the Everett Area School Board and loved knitting, quilting and sewing.
Much of her daughter’s clothing was homemade and they took great pride in it as no one else had anything like it.
Family and Friends may call at the Akers Funeral Home, Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Everett Church of the Brethren with Pastor Mike Benner officiating.
Burial will be held in Frame Church Cemetery.
If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Pepple to the Everett Church of the Brethren, 119 East 2nd Street,
Everett, PA 15537.