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May 8, 2013

Norma L. Keppel

MEADVILLE — Norma L. Keppel, 75, of 761 Maple St., Meadville, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

Norma was born in Meadville on Aug. 10, 1937, a daughter of the late Earl Deramo Sr. and Josephine DiCesare Deramo. Norma married John L. Keppel, who survives.

She was an active member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society. For many years she volunteered with the church rummage sale, the fish dinners and carried the offertory gifts for Saturday evening mass.

Norma enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her family. Following the birth of her second son, she became a full-time, stay-at-home mom. In her earlier years she was employed by the former Talon Inc. of Meadville, the Meadville Telephone Co. and Westinghouse. She was a 1955 graduate of Meadville High School. She donated her time and talents with Women’s Services as well as Meadville Medical Center Auxiliary. Her hobbies included gardening and traveling.

In addition to her husband, John, Norma is survived by four sons, Brian D. Keppel and his wife, Lisa, of Olympia, Wash., Kevin R. Keppel of Meadville, Robert J. Keppel and his wife, Elizabeth, of Simsbury, Conn., and Scott T. Keppel and his wife, Rebecca, of Gilbert, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Steven Keppel, Kyle Keppel, Kevin D. Keppel, Thomas Keppel, Justin Keppel, Julia Keppel, Mikayla Keppel and Jackson Keppel; two sisters, Delores Williams and her husband, Donald, of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Donna Houska of Winnetka, Calif.; two brothers, Earl Deramo Jr. of Meadville, and Richard D. Deramo and his wife, Barbara, of Waynesboro, Va.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Mary A. Keppel; a sister-in-law, Janet Deramo; and a brother-in-law, Thomas Houska.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a scripture service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, with Father Johnathan Schmolt, pastor, as celebrant.

Interment will take place in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Food Pantry of St. Brigid Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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