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Doris (Opfer) Kerchner

June 6, 1937 ~ January 6, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Obituary

Doris (Opfer) Kerchner, age 85, of Augusta, KS, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2023 surrounded by her family. She was a medication aide for the elderly in nursing facilities in Kansas. A member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, she was a member of the Old Timers Fiddlers' Association and a life member of the Kastan Uveges VFW Post 7632 in Elizabeth. She enjoyed doing puzzles and crossword puzzles, fishing and camping, and most of all being around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born June 6, 1937 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late George and Sarah (Harrison) Opfer and wife of the late John W.E. Kerchner Sr. She is survived by daughters, Vanness (Don) Lehmkuhl of Simi Valley, CA, Nelda (Raymond) Darwin of Augusta, KS, and Sarah Moreno of Herington, KS; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Ralph (Janice) Opfer of Riverview, MI; close family friend, Wesley Batch of North Carolina; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sons, John W.E. Kerchner Jr. and George Scott Kerchner, and siblings, Theodore Opfer, John Opfer, Howard Opfer, Harry Opfer and Luella "Sis" Opfer. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Walter Pietschman officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Kastan Uveges Post 7632 Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Oxford Avenue, Elizabeth, PA 15037 or Bethesda United Presbyterian Church, 314 S. Third Avenue, Elizabeth, PA 15037. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 19, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home
221 North Second Avenue
Elizabeth, PA 15037

Funeral Service
Friday
January 20, 2023

10:00 AM
Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home
221 North Second Avenue
Elizabeth, PA 15037

Committal
Friday
January 20, 2023

11:00 AM
Round Hill Cemetery
2131 Round Hill Church Road
Elizabeth, PA 15037

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