Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the memorial home, with the Rev. Kenney Weaver officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded, and the inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made in her honor to her family. Beck Memorial Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
She was born July 1, 1957, in Springfield, daughter of Lee and Mable Morgan Ahlers. She married her husband of 34 years, William E. Kemp, currently of Normal, on July 8, 1978, in Bollingbrook. Together, they had two daughters, Mandy Lea Kemp, currently of Bloomington, and Desiree Lynn Hicks, currently of Springfield.
Also surviving are two stepsons, William E. Kemp Jr., Phoenix, and Robert Kemp, Los Angeles; six grandsons; one granddaughter; five sisters; three brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.