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Phyllis LaMae Kemble

AGE: 94 • Townsend

Phyllis went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 13, 2016. Her day would begin with a cup of coffee and reading The Daily Bread, The Daily Guide Post and devotions.

In 1940 she served as valedictorian of her graduating class. Education, history and events continued to be significant throughout her life.

Phyllis served her country during Word War II as a Navy Nurse and Pharmacist. Her dedication to the military continued through her life, 69 years with the American Legion, a Charter Member of The Women's Memorial, the local Waves Chapter and countless donations to veteran's organizations.

Phyllis was a charter member of Tree Of Life Lutheran Church and a regularly attending member until physical limitations prevented. She was involved with the Lutheran World Relief Organization through her church and made over 200 quilts to support their purpose.

In January 1994 she retired from Wilmington Dry Goods / Value City and moved the next day to live with her son, daughter-in-law, and grandson, Jim, Nancy, and Adam. Her love of flowers, flower gardens and bird watching were able to expand on the farm home and she made it happen. She created beauty for every season in her flower gardens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Luther A. R. Kemble, grandson, R. Jason Kemble, four brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by her children, Jim Kemble and wife Nancy and Suzette LaMae Macauley. Her grandchildren, J. Adam Kemble, and wife Carrie, Jennifer L. Macauley, great grandchildren Conrad, Sam, Emmett and Mary Lynn Kemble, a sister Rebecca Schwalm and many generations of nieces and nephews.

Services will be private, interment with military honors at the Veteran's Cemetery will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the First State Military Women's Warriors or Paralyzed Veteran's.

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Published in The News Journal on Jan. 18, 2016
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