Ruth Kemper
Ruth Kemper
Aug. 12, 1924-May 7, 2018

DELPHOS — Ruth M. Kemper, 93, of Delphos passed away on Monday at St. Rita’s Medical Center

She was born August 12, 1924, in Delphos to Frank and Ethel (Fair) Kohorst. In 1942, she was united in marriage to Delmer Kemper, who preceded her in death in 1976.

She is survived by two sons, Don (Darlene) Kemper and Del (Scarlett) Kemper, both of Delphos; two daughters, Beverly Hale of Delphos and Marilyn (Ron Jones) Tracy-Jones; two sisters, Marge Kohorst and Ethel “Betty” Bridgeman, both of Delphos; 13 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, David Kemper.

Ruth was a member of St. John’s and will be remembered as the longtime manager of Delphos St. John’s cafeteria. She loved to read and play games. Ruth was a very loving mother and grandmother and loved to support her grandchildren’s endeavors, taking special interest in their sporting events.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Parish Foundation.

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