Betty Mae Kemp

KEMP Betty obit

Betty Mae Kemp, 94, of Jackson Center, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Otterbein in Cridersville. She was born in Logan County on March 3, 1923, to the late Ernest Orlando and Helen Marie Swartz Regula.

On July 26, 1941, she married Dallas R. Kemp and he preceded her in death March 4, 1989. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Phyllis McGowan and Sue Snider; two sisters, Rose Gross and Doris Jenkins; and her stepmother, Meryle Regula. Survivors include her sons-in-law, Max McGowan and Gary Snider; three grandchildren, Kelli (Jim) Bowen, Brian Snider and Kevin (Christine) Snider; two great-granddaughters, Christina Bowen and Andrea Ricker; two great-great-granddaughters, Sidney and Hazel; two sisters, June Reinbolt and Velma Fries; and many nieces and nephews.

Betty had worked as a seamstress for Holloway Sportswear and Airstream for many years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center, where she was baptized on April 22, 1923, and confirmed on May 16, 1937. Betty enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, baking, going to the movies, and playing cards and bingo. She was also an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and The Ohio State University basketball team.

Calling is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 214 W. Pike St., Jackson Center. The Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch officiates a funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main St., Jackson Center. Burial follows in Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be made, in Betty’s memory, to Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main St., Jackson Center, OH 45334.

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