George William Kepple, 95, of \nButler, passed away on February 26, 2023, at \nNewhaven Court at Clearview in Butler, Pa. \n\nGeorge was born on October 28, 1927, to Charles and \nVernie Kepple in Frogtown, Pa. He graduated from \nKarns City High School in 1945. After high school he \nserved in the Army at Camp Carson in Colorado. He \nmarried Edyce LaRue Thompson on September 30, 1950, \nand they remained married for almost 69 years until \nher death in 2019. He missed her dearly after her \ndeath. He worked for Armco Steel for 39 years and \nduring this time he missed only one day of work. \nGeorge was a bowler, a golfer, a fisherman, a \nhunter, and softball player during his early years. \nHe was a handyman with cars, household repairs, and \neven taught himself to build an addition to his \nhouse by borrowing books from the library. \n\nGeorge is survived by his son, Gary (Mary Jo) Kepple \nof Dayton, OH; his daughters Terri (Louis) Grenci of \nButler and Jeanne (James) Read of Frederick, MD. He \nhad four grandchildren, Correy (Jon) Belasco, Jamie \n(Stefani) Read, Louis "Beau" (Emily) Grenci, and \nKristin Read and her fiance Nick Alioto. He had two \ngreat grandchildren, Colton and Simon Grenci. He is \nalso survived by numerous nieces and nephews. \n\nGeorge was preceded in death by his wife, a son \n(Brent), one sister (Kathleen Double), three \nbrothers (Charles, Donald, and James), three \nsisters-in-law (Audrey Miller, Barbara Fair, and \nJoan Miller) and recently a brother-in-law, Veryl \n(Pete) Thompson. \n\nHe is remembered by many friends and staff of \nNewhaven Court at Clearview, and the staff of \nAmedisys. We extend our sincere thanks to them for \nthe loving care they gave him. \n\nVisitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, \nMarch 1, 2023, at Thompson Miller Funeral Home, \nInc., 124 E. North St., Butler, PA 16001. \n\nFuneral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on \nThursday, March 2, 2023, at Thompson Miller Funeral \nHome, Inc. with Pastor Joel Benson of Trinity \nLutheran Church officiating. Burial at Concord \nPresbyterian Church will be private.