KEMPEN, Gladys H., 92 of Zephyrhills, passed away January 21, 2013. She was born April 29, 1920 in Wright-stown, Wisconsin. Gladys was a beauty operator and LPN in Wisconsin. Her dream job was working in the nursery for new-born babies at Appleton Memorial Hospital before moving to Florida in 1965. She worked as a LPN at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Dade City and for Dr. Chandler. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Steven M. Kempen, shortly after their 50th wedding anniversary. Survivors include daughters, Helen Beetem of Bowling Green, Ky., Dorothy Kempen of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Alice Kempen of Zephyrhills; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchidren. She will be laid to rest in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Hollandtown, Wis. A special thank you to West Winds and Gulfside for her continuous care.
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Published in TBO.com on Jan. 27, 2013