Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Catherine M. Kempf

Catherine M. Kempf, age 90, of Shelby, died Monday, December 16, 2013 at Elmcroft of Ontario.

She was born October 28, 1923 in New Washington, Ohio the daughter of the  late Edward M. and Louisa M. (Durnwald) Kreim.  A 1941 graduate of Chatfield High School, Catherine was a former employee of General Electric in Bucyrus, Wilkins Air Force Depot in Shelby, Egg Auction in New Washington, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Altar Rosary Society, and Mansfield Liederkranz.

Catherine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Jean and Ed Russell of Shelby; a brother: Gerald Kreim of New Washington; 2 sisters: Esther Kreim of Bucyrus and Dolores (Walter) Tackett of Willard. She was preceded in death by her husband: Carl B. Kempf in 1991; 2 sons: Eric Kempf in 1971 and Stephen Kempf in 2010; 4 brothers: Joseph Kreim, Richard Kreim, John Kreim and Virgil Kreim; 2 sisters: Arlene Bechtel and Arvilla Karl.

Friends and family may call on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a rosary will be recited at 7:45 PM. Visitation will also be on Thursday from 9-10 AM at the funeral home where funeral services will be held at 10 AM with Father James Sanford officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Memorial expressions may be made to Hospice of North Central of Alzheimer’s Association. To leave a condolence or to share a memory with the Kempf family, please visit:

Memories & Condolence

  1. Tom Adams says:

    Jean and. Ed
    My sincere condolences on the loss of Jean’s mom.

  2. Smitty and Linda Love says:

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Darlene Polles says:

    Jean and Ed, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mom … you were so good to her and took great care of her. May the good memories bring you peace, and knowing she is in a much better place bring you comfort.

    Love and hugs,
    Mick and Dar

  4. Todd & Ta says:

    Jean & Ed
    We send our deepest sympathy! We remember all the good times we had between our families. Our prayers go out to the both of you.

    Todd & Tam

  5. Laura Russell Reinbolt says:

    Dear Aunt Jean, Uncle Ed and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always such a beautiful lady and I will always remember her smile and the soft way she said my name. You are in my prayers.

  6. Carol says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort

    Ralph and Carol

  7. Lloyd Koppes says:

    Condolences to you and yours.
    She gets to celebrate her first Christmas at “Home”.

  8. Joyce and Rich says:

    Jean and Ed,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We regret not being there in person to express our sympathy. Please know that we are thinking of you and wishing you comfort at this difficult time. Your mom was a wonderful person.

  9. Faye Steele says:

    Jean so sorry to hear your Mother passed away. I remember when you lived on Bendle Ave. Your Mother was a very nice person. She always had a smile for every one. Always liked talking to her while you kids in the neighborhood were out playing. That is when I wasn’t working. I remember her taking my kids to her house when we had gone to Plymouth and the tornado came though this area. I was so greatly appreciative to her. Thanks never seem enough at the time. She did so many little things that meant so much to people here on Bendle Ave. I wish I could have been there in person to tell you how sorry I am. May God see you though this and Bless you everyday. Faye Steele 554 Bendle Ave.

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