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Amelia M. Kempton

Amelia M. Kempton, 90, of Millersport, passed away at her home on July 21, 2016. She was born November 28, 1925, in Lancaster.

Amelia was a member of Maple Grove United Brethren Church in Baltimore. She was a 63-year member of the Monticello Rebekah Lodge #885. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Salvation Army Samaritan Center in Lancaster.

Amelia is survived by her sons, John E. (Judy) Kempton, Jr., Gary (Cathy) Kempton, and Glen Bevis; daughter, Gloria Asbell; grandchildren, Jeff (Angela) Kempton, James (Jennifer) Kempton, Heath (Lindsey) Kempton, Matthew (Ashley) Kempton, Jennifer Bevis, John Bevis, and Don Asbell, Jr.; nine great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Esther Kempton; many nieces and nephews; and close friends, Bonnie Glasspool and Randi Woolard.

Amelia was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John E. Kempton, Sr.; great granddaughter, Addison Kempton; sister, Margaret Dillon; and daughter in-law, Valerie Bevis.

Funeral service was held July 25, 2016, at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore. Burial followed in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Lancaster.

Donations can be made in memory of Amelia to Maple Grove United Brethren Church, 9880 Lancaster-Newark Rd NE, Baltimore, Ohio 43105 or the Millersport Fire Department, 12200 Lancaster St, Millersport, Ohio 43046. Online condolences can be made at Baltimore, died July 21, 2016, at Carriage Court in Lancaster.

She was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Basil, to the late Homer W. and Christina J. (Murray) Schoffner. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Basil Garden Club, VFW#3761 Ladies Auxiliary, and was inducted into the Liberty Union Hall of Fame in 2012 for service to and for the athletic department. She retired in 1982 from Liberty Union- Thurston Schools with 30 years service as a cook.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann (Ron) Bibler of Baltimore; son, J V. (Gail L. Hayes) Messerly of Baltimore; grandchildren, Brian Bibler of Baltimore and Brett (Mary) Bibler of Olathe, KS; great grandchildren, Curtis Milam, Anthony, Eric, Austin, and Allison Bibler; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Donna Schoffner; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilmer “Gump” Messerly in 2000; and brothers and sisters, Albert, Wesley, Wilson, Norman, Marie, Irene, Louise, Homer “Johnny”, Murray, and Ruth.

The family would like to thank the Carriage Court and FairHoPe for the care they provided to Verna.

Funeral service was July 26, 2016, at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Jill Dunlap. Interment followed the service at Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

Memorial gifts may be made in Verna’s memory to the Trinity United Church of Christ, 105 N High St. Baltimore, OH 43105 or FairHoPe Hospice 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, OH 43130. Online condolences can be made at www.

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