In Memory of

Marvin Guy Kephart

June 20, 1937 - April 27, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Marvin Guy Kephart

Marvin Guy Kephart

Born: June 20, 1937
Died: April 27, 2021
Age: 83

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Marvin Guy Kephart was born June 20, 1937, in Langdon, Missouri, to Ernest and Ida May (Davis) Kephart. He was the 9th child of 12. He held a variety of jobs throughout his years, but the one he loved best was working for farmers.

     Marvin served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, going overseas to Germany.

    In 2012, he returned to Iowa, after a long period of time in California, and moved in with Dee Sutherland. He took great pride in raising gardens; then he and Dee would give away the excess vegetables.

    Marvin met a very special family that stole his heart. He became “PA” to them and was happiest when he could pick up those that needed a ride somewhere, teaching them to use a riding lawnmower, filling  bird feeders with them and planting gardens.  He was so grateful to them for all the help and love they gave to Dee and himself.

    Marvin passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at his home at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 2 sons and one daughter.

    Left to cherish his memory are his partner in crime, Dee Sutherland; his children: Jim (Debra) Kephart, Angela Kephart, Eve (Mike) Luy, Jeff (Jodi) Kephart and Marvin Jessie (Christine) Kephart; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, May 3, 2021, at the Warner Funeral Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Deb Mechler
A.J. Jackson
Scott Wren
Matt Kephart
Jon Kephart
Ralph Scott
Ty Jackson

Honorary Bearers
Jim Kephart
Keyshawn Smith
Marvin Jessie Kephart

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
Newell Cemetery
Newell, Iowa


Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:47 PM
“My beloved brother I will miss you . we had many happy days growing up together. I love you and pray that you are resting in the arms of our sweet Jesus. I'll always remember you calling me your favorite sister of course I'm sure all his other sisters were his favorite.. God bless you Dee”
- Flossie Dunbar
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8:01 AM
“May God bless you Marvin, you will forever live in our memories and those of whose lives you touched along with loved ones.”
- Guillermo Rosales
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8:01 AM
“Marvin you will always be remembered in my heart and in my memories you would always make me laugh no matter what was going on. You were a beautiful person and happy I always remember you tell me “you come back you hear in your southern accent that I loved. May God bless you and hugs and kisses to heaven. Rest In Peace and May God give comfort to your loves ones.”
- Lilia Vazquez
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:43 AM
“Dee and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. He was always so happy and such a joy everytime he came in my shop. I will miss him!!
Praying for peace and comfort.”
- Beth K9 Designs
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