— Linda M. Kepler
Linda Marie Kepler (formerly Hunter), age 69, was born Sept. 13, 1944 in Chickasha to Alma (Dyer) and V.E. “Chick” Griffith. She passed away July 4, 2014 at her home in Oklahoma City following a two year battle with cancer.
Linda grew up in Verden, and enjoyed spending time with her grandparents, Eula Mae and Leavie Dyer, and extended family at the family farm east of Carnegie. She attended Verden Public Schools and was Salutatorian of the Class of 1962. Linda attended both Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma College for Women. In Chickasha, she held positions with Youth Services, Mobil Oil and Oklahoma National Bank, worked many years as a Travel Agent at agencies in Oklahoma City and was most recently an employee of First Capital. Linda had a lifelong enjoyment of music. She was active in the Chickasha Chapter of Sweet Adelines, singing bass in the chorus and quartets and serving as Assistant Director and Director at times, as well as co-pianist/organist for Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church.
On March 19, 1988, Linda married her soul mate, Charles “Kent” Kepler and they recently celebrated their 26th Anniversary. Linda and Kent shared a passion for travel and while they together explored many destinations, Hawaii has always held special meaning for them.
Linda was an active member of Church of the Servant United Methodist Church. She had volunteered there and for League of the Blind, among other places.
Linda is survived by her husband, Kent, of the home; one daughter, Teri (Hunter) Griffith and son-in-law, Steven Graham, of Chickasha; seven grandchildren: Spencer Keely, Madison Keely, Micah Trabert-Moore, Dominic Moore, November Landry, Charles Grayson Griffith and Julian Bentley Griffith; four uncles: Bill (Billie Kathryn) Dyer of Whiteright, TX, Bob (Colleen) Dyer of Ft. Cobb, Alan (Carol Ann) Dyer of Carnegie, Rev. David Blalock, Sr., Anadarko; mother-in-law, Dorothy Kepler; brother-in-law, Kregg Kepler; sister-in-law, Karyn (Brian) Burrell, Vero Beach, FL; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and a newborn great-niece. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Chick and Alma Griffith, father-in-law, Rev. Charles L. Kepler, one uncle, Glen Dyer, two aunts, Roberta Dyer and Cleo Blalock, and one niece, Chrissy Dyer.
Linda was a devoted wife, dedicated mother, doting grandmother and dear friend. She will be missed greatly by those with cherished memories of her.
Viewing will be Tuesday, July 8 at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, 3925 N. Asbury, Bethany, from 9am-9pm with immediate family and friends available 6-8pm. Services will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2pm at Mercer-Adams Chapel. To share a memory or condolence visit www.mercer-adams.com.