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Willard W. Berkebile

September 11, 1937 — July 20, 2023

Willard W. Berkebile

Age 85, of East Canton, passed away Thursday July 20, 2023 in his home. He was born September 11, 1937 in Johnstown, PA to the late Willard W. and Mary (Kegg) Berkebile. Willard was a 1955 graduate of Louisville High School and a resident of both Louisville and East Canton most of his life. He retired from the Hoover Company in 1995 after 39 years of service. He was a life member of the NRA, an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed time spent at the cabin. He had attended Indian Run Christian Church. He is preceded in death by one infant daughter, Deanna Berkebile; one son-in-law, Keith Shoemaker. Willard is survived by his wife, Lois Jean (Harris) Berkebile to whom he was married 67 years; four children, Debbie (Russell) Thorn, Dawn Shoemaker, Willard W. (Jenny) Berkebile III and Becky (Kris) Vincent; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Linda) Berkebile; one sister, Mariann (Jim) Rinehart; numerous extended family members. Funeral services will be Monday July 24, 2023 at 11:00am in the Indian Run Christian Church with Terry Bailey officiating. Friends and family will be received on Sunday 5-7pm in the church and one hour before services on Monday at the church (10-11am). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Indian Run Christian Church. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at



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Monday, July 24, 2023

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