Kenneth W. "Bill" Kemper (64) of Greenup


Published on November 30 2012 12:11 pm

Kenneth W. “Bill” Kemper, 64, of Greenup, IL, passed away at 11:37 a.m. on November 29, 2012 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.

Funeral services will be held on Monday December 3rd 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL. Visitation will be on Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial with full Military Rites by Cumberland County Veterans will be in the Greenup Cemetery.

Kenneth was born on September 8, 1948 in Greenup IL the son of Noble & Anna Rosalie (Kuhn) Kemper. He married Javetta Paddock on June 6, 1970. Surviving is his loving wife of 42 years, his mother Rosalie Kemper of Greenup, IL; Son Keith wife Tina Kemper of Mt. Vernon, IL and a daughter Shana husband Matthew DeSmit of Franklin, TN; a Brother Jerry wife Sue Kemper of Greenup; Grandchildren Kenneth Gabe, Noble Colebe, Anna Gracie, Arielle, Gabe and Lena. He was preceded in death by his father and sister Judy.

Kenneth worked for Eastern Illinois University Building Services for 20 years. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was member of the Greenup United Methodist Church, N.R.A. and the Illinois Team Roping Association.

Memorials can be made to either the American Diabetes Assoc. 2580 Federal Dr. Suite 403 Decatur, IL 62526 or to the Greenup Presbyterian Church box 426 Greenup, IL.

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