Josephine K. Kemper of New Haven died Friday, October 24, 1986, at St. John's Mercy Hospital. She was 81 years old.
Mrs. Kemper, daughter of the late Albert and Mary Stolko, nee Stelzer, was born April 19, 1905, in Japan, Mo. She was baptized and confirmed at the Holy Martyrs Church in Japan. She grew up and received her education at Argyle School in Japan and, after school, was employed at Rawlings Co., in St. Louis.
September 21, 1937, she was united in marriage to Edwin Kemper and to this union two children were born, whom she leaves to survive. They moved in 1943 to a farm in the Port Hudson area, where she resided until the time of her death. She was employed at Langenberg Hat Factory in New Haven from 1958 to 1980.
Mrs. Kemper was a member of the Holy Family Church in Port Hudson.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; four sisters, Mamie Wishnask, Agnes Halmick, Dora Vondera and Barbara in infancy; and one brother, Anthony Stotko.
Survivors include: her husband, Edwin Kemper of New Haven; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Carolyn Kemper of Washington; one daughter, Joann Voss of Winchester, Mo.; two brothers, Lawrence Stotko of New Haven and William Stotko of Union; three sisters, Sister Mary Camilla, S.S.M., of St. Louis, Anna Eckelkamp of Washington and Martha Witte of Poplar Bluff; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 27, 1986, at Holy Family Church of Port Hudson with Father Richard Buchheit officiating. Interment was in Holy Family Cemetery, under the direction of Cedarvalley Memorial Chapel.