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Claude Emerson Gebhart

August 28, 1934 — December 26, 2002

Claude Emerson Gebhart

CLAUDE EMERSON GEBHART, age 68 of Lewisburg, OH died Thursday, December 26, 2002 at Heartland of Eaton. Born on August 28, 1934 in West Sonora, Ohio he was the son of the late David & Alice E. (Shiverdecker) Gephart. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving from 1956- 1958. He retired in 1996 from Miami Valley International in Vandalia, Ohio after 20 years of service. From 1966 to1976 he served as the Fire Chief and was a member of the Lewisburg Fire Department and helped organize the Lewisburg Emergency Unit. He was a founding member of the Civitan Group. Preceded in death by Brother: David E. “Gene” Gebhart in 1993.

Survivors include Wife of 47 years: Carol Jean (Locke) Gebhart; Sons and Daughters-in-law: Todd E. & Rhonda L. Gebhart, Lewisburg, Ohio, Scott M. & Michelle L. Gebhart, Eaton, Ohio; Daughter and Son-in-law: Vicki J. & David Fryman, Union, Ohio; Sister-in-law: Marie (Focht) Gebhart, Lewisburg, Ohio; Grandchildren: Katelynn & Cynthia Fryman, Ryan & Kyle Gebhart and Jessica Gebhart. Nieces and Nephews; Special Friends: Don & Lynette Schmidt and Ozzie & Linda Creech both of Lewisburg, Ohio.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2002 -10:00 A.M. at Barnes Funeral Home - 411 North Commerce Street - Lewisburg, Ohio with Rev. Michael Pratt officiating. Interment will be held in Roselawn Cemetery in Lewisburg with full Military service by the Preble County Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 29, 2002 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made Lewisburg Fire Department - P.O. Box 697 - Lewisburg, Ohio 45338 or to the Alzheimer’s Association-Miami Valley Chapter-The Laurelwood- 3797 Summit Glen Drive # G100- Dayton, Ohio 45449. Condolences may be sent to the family via the Web site at

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Sunday, December 29, 2002

4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, December 30, 2002

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Barnes Funeral Home - Lewisburg

411 N. Commerce St., Lewisburg, OH 45338

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