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August 29, 2013

Mary R. Kemple, 86; Georgetown

— Funeral Mass for Mary R. Kemple, 86, Georgetown, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Albany, with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery, Georgetown. She passed on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at her home.

 She was born Sept. 11, 1926 in New Albany, to the late Alfred C. and Ola Mae Knable. She was a housewife and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Albany. She was kind, compassionate, sassy, opinionated, beautiful, champion of lost souls and the greatest of caregivers. No one made a better apple pie. She knew exactly what it meant to be family and gave that gift to all who remain.   

Survivors include her husband of 66 years,    John Kemple; children, Twila Henderson and her husband, John, Dewey Kemple, Wini Kemple Harrison, and Eric Kemple and his wife, Cathy; grandchildren, Scott Henderson, Buffy Troncin, Jason Henderson, Sunshine Phares, Adam Kemple, Kate Harrison, Nick Kemple, and Megan Kemple; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, Spring Street, New Albany.

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