Nurse, longtime town resident

Published in the April 13, 2017 edition

verna-kebler-webNORTH READING – Verna L. “Penny” (Groves) Kebler – 90, of North Reading, died peacefully with her family at her side on April 10, 2017, at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. She was the beloved wife of the late George F. Kebler

Born in Auburn, ME on February 14th, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Viola (Veazie) Groves. Penny was a graduate of the Edward Little High School in Auburn, ME. , Class of 1944 and received her Registered Nursing License through the Cadette Nursing Corp at Central Maine Medical Center. She has been a resident of North Reading for 61 years and an active member of the Union Congregational Church.

Penny was a loving and dedicated mother to three sons. She was full of energy right through her 90th birthday, and went out of her way to help people. She was loved by all, and will be missed by many.

One of Penny’s greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren, Steven Kebler, Bob Kebler, Jenn Kebler Campbell, Kristofor Kebler, Kristen Kebler Miller, and Nicole Kebler. She was also fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend lots of time with her great grandchildren as well, Brady, Katie, Annabelle, Hailey, Cowen and Elyse. She felt blessed with her family and enjoyed every minute she spent with them.

Family members include her husband of 39 years who is predeceased, her loving sons, Robert Henry Kebler and his wife Anne L. Kebler, David George Kebler and the late William Fred Kebler. Penny also had many brothers and sisters whom she enjoyed greatly throughout her life.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in her memory to the Shriners Burn or Orthopedic Hospitals.