Elias Smith
Catherine Riegel
Calvin Abram Smith
Gertrude Elizabeth Brenner
Rhoda Elizabeth Smith


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1. Earl E. Kercher

Rhoda Elizabeth Smith 2 3 4

  • Born: 19 Sep 1907, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Earl E. Kercher on 31 Oct 1925 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 1
  • Died: 6 Dec 1996, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 89 3
  • Buried: 9 Dec 1996, North Lebanon Twp.: Kimmerling's Reformed Church (St. Jacob's), Lebanon, PA 3

   FamilySearch ID: L1VF-Z87.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: on 8 Dec 1929 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 5

2. Newspaper: Daily News: Mr. And Mrs. Earl Kercher Observe 29th Anniversary, 31 Oct 1954, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kercher, of Lebanon Route 2 are receiving congratulations today on the occasion of their 29th wedding anniversary. The Kerchers were married by the late Rev. I. Calvin Fisher in St. Mark's Evangelical and Reformed Churcn. Mrs. Kercher is the former Rhoda Smith. They are the parents ol six children and have nine grandchildren. Their children are: Chester, Glenn, Doris (Mrs. Paul Wise), Donald, all of Lebanon; Fred, of Newport News, Va.; and Shirley (Mrs. Thomas Daub) of Campbelltown. Their son, Donald Kercher, will be married this afternoon in the Calvary Evangelical and Reformed Chapel to Miss Margaret Mitchell.

3. Obituary: Daily News: obituary of Rhoda E. Kercher on 8 Dec 1996 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 4 Rhoda E. Kercher, 89, of Cedar Haven, formerly of 620 Elizabeth St., Lebanon, died Friday, Dec. 6, 1996, in Lebanon's Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Earl E. Kercher. She was born in Lebanon on Sept. 19, 1907, to the late Calvin and Gertrude Brenner Smith. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Campbelitown, and a member of the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center. Surviving are children Chester E. Kercher, Doris T., wife of Paul Wise, Glenn R. Kercher, and Donald S. Kercher, all of Lebanon, Frederick S. Kercher, Newport News, Va., and Shirley E., wife of Thomas Daub, Palmyra RD 1; 20 grandchildren; numerous greatgrandchildren; and brothers Chester Smith, Palmyra, and Sterling Smith, Schaefferstown. She was preceded in death by brothers Russell, Lester and Kermit Smith and a sister, Miriam Heisey.

Rhoda married Earl E. Kercher on 31 Oct 1925 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA.1 (Earl E. Kercher was born on 6 Nov 1906 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA,2 died on 15 Dec 1965 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 2 6 and was buried on 18 Dec 1965 in North Lebanon Twp.: Kimmerling's Reformed Church (St. Jacob's), Lebanon, PA 2 6.)


1 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 31 Oct 1954, page 20.

2 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 15 Dec 1965, page 2. Obituary of Earl Kercher.

3 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50375644.

4 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 8 Dec 1996, page 2. Obituary of Rhoda E. Kercher.

5 Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.), 9 Dec 1929, page 5. Obituary of Calvin A. Smith.

6 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50375641.

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