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Obituary: Raymond Earl Kemp

Obituary: Raymond Earl Kemp

December 17th, 2011 in Obituaries

Raymond Earl Kemp, 81, of Mexico, died Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Pin Oaks Nursing Center in Mexico after an extended illness. Raymond was born in Callaway Co., Hams Prairie, Mo. on Jan. 20, 1930, the son of Otis Henry and Lenora Delphia (Rogers) Kemp. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and on Nov. 20, 1954, he married Frances Louise Jenkins in Cedar City. She preceded him in death on June 23, 2003. He retired from A.P. Green's after 43 years, was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, VFW, American Legion, and Little Dixie C.B. Club. He is survived by two daughters, Marla Holtkamp and husband Forrest, and Darla Todd and husband Fred, both of Mexico; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Robert, Floyd, and Carl. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Marty Holtkamp on May 4, 2000; four brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 19, at 1:00 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico. Visitation is Monday from 12 noon till service time. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City. Memorials to Friendship Baptist Church or the donor's choice, c/o Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265. Condolences at www.arnoldfh.com