Jennifer Schaap Kempker, age 61, died at home on June 2, 2014. Memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Gainesville. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at Little & Davenport Funeral Home.|
Jennifer was born in Holland, Mich., on Sept. 29, 1952, to the parents of Jane and Jay Schaap. She attended school in Gainesville, until she moved to Holland, Mich., in 1968. She then attended and graduated from Holland High School and went on to study at Muskegon College. She married Frederick Kempker (Fritz) on June 9, 1972. Jennifer returned to Gainesville with Fritz in 1979.
She was active in several volunteer organizations, one being Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was also active in First Presbyterian Church as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, chairman of her circle, chairman of the flower guild and vacation bible school volunteer. She was active in the Royal Lakes Lady League for over 10 years. Fritz and Jennifer joined First Baptist Church of Gainesville in 2010. Her love was her family, friends, travel and golf.
She is survived by her loving husband, Fritz Kempker; her son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Natalie Kempker; son and daughter-in-law, Tyler and Nicole Kempker; and five grandchildren whom she adored, Lily, Olivia, Jack, Emmerson and Annaclaire Kempker.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Partnership for Gynecological Cancer Support, http://supportgc.org/, or to Promising Futures Children's Program at First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville, GA 30501.
Those wishing to send online condolences to the family are welcome to do so at littledavenport.com.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway SW, Gainesville, GA 30501, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com from June 5 to June 6, 2014