The Lord called Agnes Kamps to her eternal home on Oct. 24, 2008, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. She was the daughter of Bert and Gezina (VanderWoude) Kamerman, born Oct. 1, 1922, in Manhattan.
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Agnes lived her entire life in the Gallatin Valley. She graduated from Manhattan High School in 1940.
She married Louis J. Kamps in Churchill on March 1, 1946. They lived on the Kamps ranch northwest of Gallatin Gateway until Louis passed away. Shortly after this, she moved to the Churchill Retirement Home on Churchill. She and Louis were charter members of Bethel Christian Reformed Church. She was an active member of Bethel Church; the Afternoon Ladies Bible Study, and an instructor of Crossroad Bible Studies.
Agnes is survived by her children, John (Thelma) Kamps of Salida, Calif., Gloria (Carl) Zylstra of Sioux Center, Iowa, Gilbert (Janice) Kamps of St. Charles, Mo., Eleanor (Dale) DeVries of Grand Rapids, Mich., Sharon (Eugene) Koorn of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Louis (Cindy) Kamps of Bozeman; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Clarence "Chip" Kamerman.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Louis; granddaughter, Sandra DeVries; her parents; brothers Harold, John, Bert and Henry; and sisters, Nellie Kamerman and Sena Poelman. What a joy to be with them all in glory with our Savior!
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at Bethel Christian Reformed Church. Private family interment will take place. Visitation at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service will be from 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to the Manhattan Christian School, 8000 Churchill Rd. Manhattan, MT 59741, or to the Crossroad Bible Institute, P.O. Box 900 Grand Rapids, MI 49509-0900.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 26, 2008