Rose Marie (Adrian) Kempker

September 20, 1933 ~ August 23, 2020 (age 86)


Rose Marie Kempker, age 86, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 23rd, at Jefferson City Manor, surrounded by her children.  She lived her life’s motto of Faith, Family, and Friends, and always said her family was her greatest accomplishment. 

She was born on September 20, 1933, in Teal Bottom, the daughter of Hubert and Sarah (Schmidt) Adrian.

She was united in marriage to Clem Kempker, Jr. on May 22, 1954, who preceded her in death on May 30, 1997. 

She had many jobs in her life but the one that she was most associated with was her position at Internal Medicine Consultants, which she held for more than 20 years.

After her husband’s death, Rose enjoyed traveling on many trips with her friends and family.  Rose was a lifelong member of Our Lady of the Snows Church in Marys Home, Missouri, where she was a member of the Lady’s Sodality and Quilting Club, volunteered at church and school activities.  She was also a member of a Card Club with her friends and a very avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Survivors include three daughters, Dianne Goetz (Bob), Henley, Missouri; Donna Richards (Kevin), Henley, Missouri; and Nancy Griffin (Mike), Jefferson City. Missouri; four sons, Roger Kempker (Brenda), Fulton, Missouri; Rick Kempker (Kai), Madison, Indiana; Russ Kempker (Debbie), Eugene, Missouri; and Ken Kempker (Kim), Southlake, Texas.  She has 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.  Sister in laws, Bernetta Adrian, Betty Groose, and Kathryn Kempker of Eugene, Missouri, and Mary Doerhoff of Ankeny, Iowa.  Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two grandsons, Heath Kempker and Derrick Kempker.

Private family Mass, Rosary, and graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, August 26th.  A celebration of life for extended family and friends will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady of the Snows Church or School or masses.  Due to the current pandemic situation, the family requests no flowers or memorial gifts. 

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