Barbara Kephart

CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. – Barbara “Barb” Marie Kephart, 88, of Crystal Falls, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.

She was born Friday, April 24, 1925, in Crosby Minn., daughter of the late Andrew and Tracy (Infelt) Northburg.

Barb graduated from Crosby High School in 1942. She married Leonard R. Kephart Jan. 13, 1944, and he preceded her in death in March 1993. They moved to Crystal Falls in 1963.

Barb is survived by a son, Steve (Bunny) Kephart of Mundelien, Ill.; and three daughters, Peg (John) Kirkpatrick of Daggett, Mich., Shirley Kephart of Crystal Falls and Marlene (Dave) Stuczynski of Milwaukee; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls.

The funeral service will follow Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral Home. Rev. Nathan Reed will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Barbara, or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls, to honor Barbara’s legacy of life.