Henrietta J. Kemper, 99, Ferdinand

Henrietta J. Kemper, 99, Ferdinand, died this morning, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at her home.

She was born in St. Henry on Oct. 15, 1913, to Anton and Elizabeth (Caro) Luebbehusen. She married Arnold Kemper on April 22, 1937, in St. Henry Catholic Church. He died Dec. 16, 1975.

Surviving are six daughters, Joan Welp and husband Don of Jasper, Marilyn Lehman and husband Bob of Florida, Janis Spayd and husband Pat of Ferdinand and  Alma Jean Haas and husband Kenneth, Martha Gehlhausen and husband Melvin and Donna Hall, all of St. Anthony; and five sons, Larry Kemper and wife Sandra of Indianapolis and Jim Kemper and wife Kathy, Terry Kemper and wife Maureen and Gary and David Kemper, all of Ferdinand; two sisters, Rita Tillman of Fort Thomas Ky., and Anna Mae Greulich of Fort Branch; 31 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son John Kemper; three brothers, Ray, Harold and Jim Luebbehusen; and two sisters, Alma Dilger and Helen Hackman.

Mrs. Kemper was a cook at Forest Park High School in Ferdinand. Her hobbies included quilting, doing needlework, playing cards and traveling.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, Ferdinand. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday at the church.

Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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