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Noelle "Mert" Gephart

December 25, 1934April 6, 2021

Noelle "Mert" Gephart, age 86 of Seymour and formerly from Pine Island, Florida, joined her beloved husband, Jim in heaven on April 6, 2021. She was a native of Etain, France and married Jim in 1956 and moved to America, and became a U.S. Citizen. Mert was a strong, feisty and kind woman who loved her family fiercely. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were some of her greatest joys. She enjoyed bowling, cruising, candy, and going to Harrah's. Mert was always the life of the party and enjoyed being the center of attention.

Noelle was preceded in death by her husband, James Gephart, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Karen Gephart; parents, Francois and Marie Caspar; brother, Francois August Caspar; and sisters, Georgette E. Winebrenner, Jeannie F. Sterling, Marie Marguerite Derjardin.She is survived and will be dearly missed by her sons, Harry Gephart, Bill Gephart and wife Debbie; grandchildren, Cory (Taryn), Michelle, Kristin, Casey, Holly; and great-grandchildren, Connor, Heidi.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 18th from 5:00-7:00pm at Berry Highland South, 9010 E. Simpson Rd, Knoxville, TN 37920. We will meet at 9:45am on Monday, April 19th at the East Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery for a 10:00 am Interment Service. Online condolences may be made at berryhighlandsouth.com.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, April 19, 2021

Memories

Noelle "Mert" Gephart

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Bill Gephart

April 19, 2021

Today is the day we say our final goodbyes. I Love You with all my heart and will greatly miss you . Thank you for being my mom. You gave me a great childhood and a work ethic that I have tried to pass on to your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Say Hi to Pappy for us all and remember that we will see each other at a later time. I will try to pass on the way you showed us to live , work hard and play harder., do all you can in life , and take care of those that need it because you only get one chance. I WILL MISS YOU !!

Fran Hresan

April 15, 2021

So many memories from long ago. I know she will be missed so much. May she enjoy the family reunion in heaven.
Love and prayers sent your way.

Deborah Wettberg

April 15, 2021

Noelle was the dearest of friends. We had many hours of fun. We traveled from Pine Island to Disney World, Busch Gardens, McDill AirForce Base, Hard Rock Cafe and many many restaurants and places. Her and I also spent hours where she would teach me her famous cookies from France (ginger, icebox, shortbread. )What a treat that was! I would have never had the opportunity to do any of these things had she not been the awesome person she was. She always took the time. She even allowed me to be baptisted in her pool. Her HEART 💖 was so large it compared to no one else I ever knew. I WILL LOVE YOU ALWAYS NOELLE. WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY.

Donna Bishop-Sanchez

April 14, 2021

Oh my I have so many memories with the Gephart’s ! My mom and dad were good friends even after the Gephart’s moved on . We always followed spent holidays -and summers and even quick weekends ! Noelle made me laugh! She was always full of jolly - cheese and wine if coarse ! I never understood that part until way later in life ! It was a pleasure knowing her and being a part of her life ! So many memories that I’ll keep with me dear In my heart ! She was such an exceptional person ! I’m glad my kids had the opportunity to meet her they remember that awesome RV that rolled into Texas and we were so excited to go visit at the RV Park ! We talked of Noelle often and I’m glad we have all those memories ! Rip our dear friend ! Your so missed by the Bishop -Sanchez family ! To Billy , Harry and your families ! We so feel your loss and pain ! We will keep you in our prayers and we will continue to be in touch and again someday maybe meet up ! God Bless the Gephart’s!

Lorrie Crowl

April 14, 2021

I bowled with Noelle for many years (from 1980 to when she moved). She was a wonderful woman and feisty is putting it mildly. She loved Jim with everything she had and she loved her family. It was an honor to know her and learn from her and laugh with her. She pushed on when the years told her to slow down. I will never forget the time we spent and it will always bring a smile to my face. We love you Noelle. Tell Jim hi for me.

Sherry Byrd

April 14, 2021

I wish I could have met this wonderful woman but I know that Kristin thought the world of her and she will be sadly missed by the entire family. My deepest condolences to the family that you will be comforted in your loss and rejoice that she has rejoined her husband and family members gone on before.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY