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Thursday, February 10, 2022
4:00 - 6:50pm (Eastern time)
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Starts at 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Lynn Hepner, 79, died peacefully in her sleep Friday, February 4, 2022. She went into eternity with her Savior on her terms as she shoveled snow the day before despite her children’s pleas not to do so considering her heart condition.
Lynn was born January 14, 1943, in Bucyrus to the late Norman and Aleta (Nicholson) Kisor. She graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1960 and Bowling Green State University in 1964. She returned to her hometown and taught second grade at Norton Elementary until her children were born. Lynn always loved children, starting with caring for her baby brother when she was 9 and opening her home to childcare when her children were young. She was employed by Bucyrus City Schools as a teacher and later as a substitute. She also taught various grade levels at Galion Christian, Crestline St. Joe, and Sacred Heart Schools before retiring. She then volunteered in the Bucyrus Hospital Gift Shop and was blessed to care for her grandson, Ben, for the past two and a half years.
She met Chuck Hepner while babysitting his younger siblings when he returned from serving in the US Navy and they were married December 24, 1966. Lynn invited Jesus into her heart at age 14 at St. Mary’s Church Camp. Her deep faith and love for Christ were shared as a member of First Alliance Church since 1977 where she taught Sunday School, sang with the choir and worship team, helped as an office volunteer, and was active with Alliance Women. At home, she could be found avidly reading or watching murder mysteries.
Lynn was a living oxymoron. She loved people but valued her time at home. She was routine oriented but would drop everything for someone in need. All of the time she was animated and funny, though she rarely tried to be. She lived for her family. She loved her coffee HOT and her chocolate DARK. While she wasn’t always right, she was definitely sure and firm in her convictions. She loved making and completing lists, taking care of herself by walking around town and yes, even shoveling snow. She also loved to talk. It usually took her longer to tell a story than it did to live it, and even a mouthful of food didn’t slow her down. While her granddogs were precious and doted upon, it was the birth of her long-awaited grandson that sent her over the moon as she loved him immensely and looked forward to meeting another grandchild this summer.
Lynn is survived by husband Chuck; children, Jennifer (Nate) Roshon and Chris (Berdina) Hepner; grandson, Ben, and his expected sibling; brother, Dan (Carol) Kisor; sister-in-law, Margaret Kisor; brother-in-law, Mark (Carol) Hepner; sister-in-law, Sandy (Gary) Ogle; along with extended family and her beloved church family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her pesky older brother, Lee “Butch” Kisor.
Services will be held on Thursday, February 10 at Bucyrus Alliance Church, 1955 Hopley Ave. (please enter from Beal Ave.). Family will receive friends in Legacy Hall from 4-6:50 pm and the funeral will begin at 7:00 pm with Pastor Bill Strader officiating. A livestream of the service can be viewed at fb.com/BucyrusAlliance. She will later be laid to rest near her parents in the Oakwood Cemetery Columbarium.
Memorial donations are encouraged to be made payable to First Alliance Church for the Children’s Wing expansion where Lynn’s grandchildren and countless others will hear about the love and salvation that can be found in Jesus Christ. These can be given at her services or Wise Funeral Service. Memories and photos can be shared on Lynn’s Tribute Wall.