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Barbara Ann (Gerlach) Hepler

July 20, 1963 ~ December 15, 2019 (age 56)


Barbara Ann “Barb” Hepler, 56, of Glynn Rd., Chicora, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, December 15, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot surrounded by her family and friends.

Barbara was born in Butler on July 20, 1963.  She was the daughter of the late Hans Gerlach and the late Joyce Cihonski.

She was a 1981 graduate of Irwin High School.  Barb had been employed as a secretary at Dennis Filges Co.

Barbara is survived by her husband and soul mate, Ron, whom she married in Winchester, VA on December 31, 1992.

Barb was known as a mother figure to many and was loving to and loved by all who knew her.  She enjoyed spending time with her many children and grandchildren, both biological and adopted.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Christy, Danielle and Krys; her sons, Shawn, Josh, Luke, Cody, and Dennis; her sister, Susan, her grandchildren, Sammi, Zander, Allison, Bryar, Emily, Issac, and Christopher.  She left this world knowing nothing but love and is at peace now with her mom, Joyce.

There will be no public service at this time.  A celebration of life service will be announced by the family at a later date.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora.  Condolences may be sent by visiting


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