Nancy K. Kemper

Nancy Kay (Erdman) Kemper died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. She was 82 years old.

She was born on September 27, 1936 in Bloomington, Illinois, a daughter of Ralph Otto Walter Erdman and Thelma Viola (Peasley) Erdman.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Perry S. Kemper; four children, Kathy Luther and her husband David, Jeff Whaley, Jay Whaley and his wife Missy, Kimberly Gettinger and her husband Duane “Tater”; three sisters, Audrey Judy and her husband Dan, Judy Swearingen, Lynnette Knowles and her husband Joe; a special nephew, Steve Kemper and his wife Laura; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Theresa Whaley; and one brother-in-law, Loren Swearingen.

She and her husband enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, planting flowers, going to auctions, and antiquing. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing Pass the Trash, Left-Right-Center, and her first love, bingo.

She will always be remembered as a bright and shining star that could light up any room with her beautiful smile. And, of course, she was known for her many colorful hats for any occasion.

Funeral services were Friday, March 22, at Basler Funeral Home in Ste. Genevieve. Rev. Roger Faulkner officiated. Burial was at Crestlawn Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve. Basler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be made in Nancy’s name to charity of choice.

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