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Betty M. Kemp

May 26, 1927 — October 1, 2022

Betty M. Kemp “former Shinglehouse, Pa. resident”

LANCASTER, N.Y.---Betty M. (Stanger) Kemp, of Lancaster, formerly of Shinglehouse, Pa., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence E. Kemp Jr.; loving mother of Daniel Kemp and wife Catherine, Mary Ellen Heathershaw and husband Gene, Stephen Kemp and wife Barbara, and Gerry Lynn Kemp; and adored grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Betty was born on May 26, 1927, and graduated from Shinglehouse High School in Shinglehouse, PA. She was married on February 9. 1946, at First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She lived in the family home in Lancaster, NY for 63 years. After her husband “Kempy” passed away in January 1983, she and daughter Gerry Lynn shared that home for over 20 years, then Betty lived there alone another 10 years. For the last 5 years of her life she resided at Brothers of Mercy in Clarence, NY. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She enjoyed having family, friends, and missionaries on furlough visit her home and share meals, conversation, and laughter. She loved her family and many friends and served people in quiet, behind the scenes ways. She also served Jesus in several churches as pianist, deaconess, nursery worker, in ladies’ missionary society, and in other ways. Betty was a member of First Baptist Church of Marilla, NY.

The visitation and funeral services were held in Lancaster on Thursday, October 6th at the Zurbrick-Amigone Funeral Home in Lancaster with Pastor Paul Decker officiating. Betty was transferred to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa. Graveside services were held privately on Friday, October 7, 2022, in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, PA, with Pastor Andrew Heathershaw, grandson, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church of Marilla,1651 Bullis Rd, Marilla, NY 14102.

Please share memories and condolences on Betty's tribute page at; or you can express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory at or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.


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