JEAN MARIE KEMP, 80, OF NEW BERLINVILLE Jean Marie Kemp, 80, of New Berlinville, died Sunday, September 22, 2013 at her residence. Born in New Berlinville, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Verna (Stein) Reppert. She attended Boyertown schools. Jean retired after over 30 years from Great American Knitting Mills as a knitter. She was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in New Berlinville. She was also a member of Pikeville Township Sportsmen's Club, Friendship Hook and Ladies Fire Company ladies auxiliary, Liberty Fire Company Ladies auxiliary in New Berlinville and the St. Andrew's United Methodist Women's Group. She was a country music fan, loved summer and enjoyed the fairs, food carnivals and shows that the season brought. Surviving are one son, Robert J. Kemp, husband of Su, of Sun Valley, NV; one daughter, Debbie L. Derr, fianc of Donald Mathews of Doylestown, PA; one grandson, Justin J. Kemp of Reno, NV; one granddaughter, Cassandra F. , wife of Mike Rossiter of Plymouth Meeting; one great-grandson, Daniel A. Kemp of Norristown; two great-granddaughters, Amanda J. Higgins of Doylestown and Kelsey V. Higgins of Plymouth Meeting and one brother-in-law, Laverne Fronheiser of Boyertown. She was predeceased by an infant brother Earl; one infant sister, Anna Mae Reppert and two sisters, Helen Reppert and Dorothy Fronheiser. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September, 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 611 Swamp Creek Road, New Berlinville, PA. A viewing will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the church on Friday morning. Burial will be in Limerick Garden of memories. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 434, New Berlinville, PA 19545 or to the Boyertown service unit of the Salvation Army, 409 S. Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512. Arrangements are by the Morrell Funeral Home Inc., (www.MorrellFuneralHome.com).
Published in The Mercury on Sept. 24, 2013