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Betty Mae Kemp

Betty Mae Kemp, 94, of Jackson Center, passed away 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Otterbein in Cridersville, Ohio. She was born in Logan County, Ohio on March 3, 1923 to the late Ernest Orlando and Helen Marie (Swartz) Regula.

On July 26, 1941 Betty married Dallas R. Kemp and he preceded her in death on March 4, 1989. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Phyllis McGowan and Sue Snider; two sisters, Rose Gross and Doris Jenkins; and her step-mother, Meryle Regula.

Betty is survived by her sons-in-law, Max McGowan and Gary Snider; three grandchildren, Kelli (Jim) Bowen, Brian Snider, and Kevin (Christine) Snider; two great granddaughters, Christina Bowen and Andrea Ricker; two great-great granddaughters, Sidney and Hazel; two sisters, June Reinbolt and Velma Fries; and many nieces and nephews.

Betty had worked as a seamstress for Holloway Sportswear and Airstream for many years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center, where she was baptized on April 22, 1923 and confirmed on May 16, 1937. Betty enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, baking, going to the movies, and playing cards and BINGO. She was also an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and The Ohio State University basketball team.

The family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 214 W. Pike Street, Jackson Center. Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch will officiate a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15th at Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main Street in Jackson Center. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Betty’s memory, to Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main Street, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com

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