Monday, June 18th, 2007
Shirley J. Kemp, 70, 08304 Kruse Road, Wapakoneta, died at 4:45 a.m. June 15, 2007, at her home following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 17, 1936, in Noble Township, Auglaize County, to Ivan and Ruth Rasneor Glass. On May 30, 1997, she married Barrett G. Kemp, who survives.
Other survivors are four daughters, Cheri (Sterling) Fenwick and Lori (Barry) Morris, all of Wapakoneta, Jayne (Bob) Fahncke, Dayton, and Joni (Dale) Ahlers, Montezuma; two stepchildren, Becky Ann, St. Marys, and Barrett G. Kemp II, Detour, Mich.; a brother, Ned (Chris) Glass, St. Marys; a sister, Barbara Glass, St. Marys; 13 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and a great-grandson.
She was an elementary teacher who taught at East and Bunker Hill Elementary Schools in St. Marys, and served as principal at Moulton Elementary School. She was a 1954 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and Miami University, and earned a master's degree from Wright State University. She was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Revs. Ed Groff and Steve Nelson officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Tri-County Hospice.