Norma Kemper
Norma Kemper
Nov. 16, 1934-Nov. 9, 2017

OTTOVILLE — Norma R. Kemper, 82 of Ottoville died 8:29 p.m. Thursday at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born Nov. 16, 1934, to Norman and Agnes (Stiles) Johnson, who preceded her in death.

On Sept. 27, 1958, she married Robert W. Myers, who died July 13, 1985. She then married Arnold W. Kemper on April 24, 1987. He survives in Ottoville.

Norma is also survived by eight step-children, Martha (Ed) Kuhbander of Ottawa, Wilma Ritchey of Pandora, Marjory Rockey of Lima, Ben (Jodie) Wueller of Ney, Joe (Diane) Wueller of Kalida, Millie (Rich) McElwain of Kalida, Leona Wueller of Kalida and Rita Wueller of Lima; a stepdaughter-in-law, Susan Wueller of Auburn, Indiana; 21 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by a brother- and sister-in-law, Eugene (Elaine) Johnson; a stepson, Henry Wueller; a stepdaughter-in-law, Dee Wueller; and a stepson-in-law, Kenneth Ritchey.

Norma joined the workforce in 1952 and was mostly in retail sales. She was also a pastel portrait artist, rosary maker and a Third Order Carmelite. She joined Avon in 1978 in Cincinnati and continued with Avon in Ottoville. She was a member of Avon’s President’s Club. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville. She was a member of the Rosary Altar Society and had been a Rosary leader for Immaculate Conception.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Very Rev. Jerome Schetter and Father John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, where a scripture service will be held at 1:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Window Restoration Fund or to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.

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