Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Former St. Marys resident Patricia A. Kemp, 79, of DeTour Village, Mich., died Aug. 24, 2012, at Cedar Cove in Cedarville, Mich.
She was born Dec. 24, 1932, and grew up in Jackson, Mich. In June 1956, she married Barrett Kemp of St. Marys.
Surviving are two children, Becky (Ed) Harruff, New Bremen, and Buz (Renee) Kemp, DeTour Village; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are her adoptive parents, Lloyd and Elgie Wolfe, are deceased.
She received a bachelor's degree in Albion College and additional degrees from Wayne State University in Michigan and Wright State University. After retiring from an Ohio school system, she became principal at DeTour Area Schools and later worked as a counselor for the State of Michigan Department of Corrections.
She volunteered as a pianist and organist in the church and community. She also volunteered for the rescue dog organization.
A celebration of her life was held Aug. 28 at her home, the Rev. Judy Arnold officiated.
Reamer-Galer Funeral Home in Pickford, Mich., had charge of arrangements.
A music scholarship has been established in her name.
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