Martha Jo Kamps

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Martha Jo Kamps

Services for Martha Jo Kamps, 59, of Tyler, TX, will be held on Tuesday, May 13th, at 1:00pm at Stewart Family Funeral Home with Joe Huffman officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Tyler under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kamps passed away Friday, May 9th at The Hospice of East Texas after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born January 11, 1955 in Shreveport, LA to Kenneth and Caroline Edwards.

Martha Jo married Jerry Kamps on November 20, 1976. She was the owner of Crabtree & Evelyn / Yellow Poppy. The things she enjoyed most were spending time at the beach and being with her children and grandchildren.

Martha Jo was preceded in death by her mother, Caroline Edwards.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Jerry Kamps of Tyler, three children, Carson (Melissa) Kamps of Orlando, FL, Callie (Doug) Kesel of Frisco, TX, Conner Kamps of Dallas, TX, and grandchildren, Claire Kamps and Graham Kesel. She is also survived by her father and step-mother, Kenneth and Gloria Edwards of Shreveport, LA, sisters Jamie (Gary) Cislaghi of Shreveport, LA, Paula (Reid) Ward of McKinney, TX and Butch and Judy Kamps of The Woodlands, TX, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers will be Butch Kamps, Charley Kamps, Austin Ward, Gary Cislaghi, Ethan Cislaghi and Ron Kainer.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 -7:00 PM on Monday, May 12th at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler. If desired, memorials may be made to the Dup15q Alliance, in honor of her granddaughter, Claire Kamps at PO Box 674 Fayetteville, NY 13066 or

Stewart Family Funeral Home - Tyler, TX (903) 581-2008

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Stewart Family Funeral Home
7525 Old Jacksonville Highway Tyler, TX 75703
(903) 581-2008
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Published in Shreveport Times on May 12, 2014
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