Juli Ann Eppehimer Luikart

05/24/2010

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 3-7 at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA  16335.
 
Funeral Services will be held at Meadville Alliance Church at 11am on Thursday, 660 N. Main St., Meadville, with Rev. Jeffrey Conley, Pastor, and Rev. Wayne Eppehimer, Uncle, officiating.

Juli Ann Eppehimer Luikart

Juli Ann Eppehimer Luikart, 33, of 195 Montana Lane, Spring Lake, NC, formerly of Meadville, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 24, 2010 at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC.
 
Juli was born in Meadville on February 7, 1977, a daughter of Blaine H. and Joyce (Randall) Eppehimer.
 
On August 2, 2003, Juli married Zackary T. Luikart; he survives.
 
For the last two years Juli had been a store manager at Pet-Smart in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  She previously had been employed, as a photo lab manager by the Wal-Mart Corp. working in Meadville, Edinboro, and most recently North Carolina.  Following her 1995 graduation from Fairfield High School, Juli attended Edinboro University for two years.  A professional photographer, Juli had been an owner in the former J & W Studios of Meadville, located on Park Ave.  While living in Meadville she volunteered at Women's Services, Inc. for several years.  Juli had a great passion and appreciation for the outdoors, nature and animals.  She had a great love for her husband, family, friends and a contagious smile that will live in the hearts of those that loved her.  She loved biking, hiking, kayaking, and riding motorcycles with Zack. Her pets were an important part of her life, and Hunter, her white german shepherd was her constant companion and protector while Zack was deployed.  She took great pride in being the wife of an Army soldier and took an active roll in his service to our country.
 
In addition to her husband Zackary of  6 years, Juli is survived by her father Blaine Eppehimer and his companion Mary Lou Puchacz of Meadville, her mother and step father Joyce and Gary McNulty of Conneaut Lake, her step-father David Binkley of Litiz, paternal grandmother Doris Recchia of FL, maternal grandmother Anna Mae Randall of  Meadville, two sisters Hollie DeWalt and her husband Patrick of Traverse City, MI, Autumn O'Hara and her husband Jason of Guys Mills, two brothers Shane P. Clark and his wife Bobbie Jo of Cochranton, Jesse Eppehimer of Meadville, 11 nieces and nephews, her father-in-law Mark W. Luikart of Saegertown, and her mother-in-law Linda Ray of Enid, OK.
 
Juli was preceded in death by her step-mother Linda (Feleppa) Eppehimer.
 
Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 3-7 at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA  16335.
 
Funeral Services will be held at Meadville Alliance Church at 11am on Thursday, 660 N. Main St., Meadville, with Rev. Jeffrey Conley, Pastor, and Rev. Wayne Eppehimer, Uncle, officiating.
 
Interment will take place in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Twp.
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to Women's Service, Inc., PO Box 537 or Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., both of Meadville, PA 16335.
 
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