The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday July 21, 1953
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DEATH  CLAIMS  WILLIAM  KEMPER
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Life Resident of County Dies After Brief Illness
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          William L. Kemper, 80, lifelong resident of Shelby county, died at the Major Hospital Monday at 1:45 p.m. following a short illness.
          Mr. Kemper was born in Union township on November 17, 1872, the son of  James K. and Matilda (Phares) Kemper.  He united with the Morristown Christian church in 1879 and for 40 years served as an elder of the church.  He taught the Business Menís Sunday school class for many years and also served as a trustee of the church for 20 years.  He was a 50-year member of the Morristown Masonic lodge.
          He was married to Cora Belle Cregor who preceded him in death on October 1, 1915.  Survivors are a son and daughter, Mames Kemper, rural route 5, and  Mrs. Albert McConnell at home.
          Funeral services will be held at the Morristown Christian church Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and interment, in charge of L. V. Hauk Mortuary, will be in Asbury cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary until 1:00 p.m. Thursday and after that at the church until the hour of the last rites.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, May 16, 1939
Page 1, column 1
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MRS. KEMPER'S  ILLNESS  FATAL
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Wife of James K. Kemper of
Near Morristown Passes Away
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          Mrs. Ora Bell Woodyard Kemper, widow of  James K. Kemper, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at her home east of Morristown.  Death, which was due to complications, followed an illness of two weeks.
          The deceased was born May 6, 1853, the daughter of  Joseph and Ann Spurrier.  She was eighty-seven years old.  Mrs. Kemper was a member of the Morristown Christian church and of the Diapason singing class.
          Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Maude Cole, at home; a son, Charles Woodyard, of Covington, Kentucky; two stepchildren, Will Kemper, of Morristown, and  Mrs. Mary P. Elliott, of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Gene Cole, of Morristown, and  Mrs. Clancy Colvin, of this city, and two great grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. at the Morristown Christian church.  Rev. Wyadham Nutter, pastor, will officiate.  The body will be left at the late home until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, when it will be taken to the church.  Burial will be in Asbury cemetery in charge of L. V. Hauk.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, January 21, 1936
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WOMAN DIES;     
    ILL  8  DAYS
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Mrs. Martha J. Camper,
87, Dies at Residence
of Daughter
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          Mrs. Martha J. Camper, 87 years old, died at 8:30 o'clock Monday night at the home of a daughter,  Mrs. Charles Havens, south of Gwynneville.  She had been ill for eight days.
          Mrs. Camper was born Oct. 15, 1848, in Nashville, Tenn.  Most of her life had been spent in the vicinity of Morristown and Gwynneville.
          Survivors are:  two daughters,  Mrs. Havens, near Gwynneville, and  Mrs. Margaret Haskett, of Anderson; five sons,  Frank Kemper, of Gwynneville;  J. J. Kemper, near Morristown;  Otto Kemper, of New Palestine;  John, residing near Manilla, and  William Hayes Kemper, of Anderson; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
          The funeral service will be held in the Gwynneville United Brethren church, of which Mrs. Camper was a member, at one o'clock on Wednesday afternoon.  The Rev. E. R. Schwartz, pastor of the church, will conduct the service.  Burial will be in the Asbury cemetery, in charge of L. V. Hauk, funeral director at Morristown.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Jon Eggart


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, March 21, 1921
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HENRY  KEMPER        
  PASSED  AWAY    
       SUNDAY  A.M.
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(From Monday's Daily.)
          [William] Henry Kemper,  aged 81 years, died at his home in Gwynneville, Sunday at 11:30 a.m., death being caused from apoplexy, of which he had suffered since Friday.  The funeral services will be held at the Gwynneville U.B. church Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Munford officiating, and the interment will be made in the Asbury cemetery.
          Mr. Kemper was one of the best known residents in the county, and his death will come as a shock to his many friends.  He was the son of the late  Mr. and Mrs. John Kemper, and was born in the year 1840.  At an early age when the Civil war broke out he was among the first to volunteer, helping to win many battles in this terrible conflict.  He had spent practically all of his life in this county, having been a resident of Gwynneville for a number of years.  Besides the widow, he is survived by eight children namely,  John  and  Frank, of Gwynneville;  Ralph, of near Morristown;  Arthur, of Newpoint;  William Hayes, of Muncie;  Elbert, of Washington, and  Mrs. Margaret Haskett, of Anderson, Ind., and  Mrs. Charles Havens, of this city.  One brother,  K. Kemper, of Morristown, and a sister,  Mrs. William Ferris, of this county.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Jon Eggart


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, October 2, 1915
Page 1, column 4
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MRS.  W.  L.  KEMPER  DEAD
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Resided with Family on
Farm East of Morristown
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          Mrs. Clara Belle Kemper, wife of  W. L. Kemper, died at her home, one-half mile east of Morristown Saturday morning at three-fifty o'clock, after an illness of ten months caused by leakage of the heart.  Mrs. Kemper was forty-three years old.  Mrs. Kemper leaves besides her husband, two children, Pauline, age three, and James Cregor Kemper, age six; also one sister, Mrs. Julia Caneer, of Morristown, and a brother, Dr. Frank Cregor, of Indianapolis.
          Mrs. Kemper was born, reared and married in Henry county, this state.  She came to this county to reside after her marriage to Mr. Kemper.  Mrs. Kemper was a devoted member and an earnest worker in the Christian church and Sunday school at Morristown.  She was a loyal friend and neighbor to all who were fortunate enough to form her acquaintance.
          The funeral will be held from the late home at ten-thirty o'clock Monday morning.  Rev. A. R. Burns, of Gwynneville, will officiate.  Burial will be made in the Asbury cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
Thursday, August 25, 1887
Page 1, column 4
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          Maria Kemper, aged eighty-one years, died at the residence of  Martin Fisher, in Marion township, at 11 o'clock last night.  The funeral services will be held tomorrow and the burial will take place at the Blue River Chapel at 11 o'clock, by D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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