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Gloria J. Kemp

May 1, 1939 — November 23, 2019

Gloria J. Kemp   “beloved mother, Sunday school teacher and educator”

ELEVEN MILE, Pa.---Gloria J. Kemp, 80, of Eleven Mile, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on Monday, May 1, 1939 in Tionesta, she was a daughter of Yale and Ethel L. Thomas Wilson.  On July 15, 1967 in Tionesta, she married David M. Kemp, who passed away on January 8, 1997.

Gloria was a graduate of Tionesta/West Forest High School, Class of 1957 and was a graduate of Clarion State College.  She was employed as a first grade teacher from 1961 to 1971 at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School in Shinglehouse and in the 1980’s was a substitute teacher at the school.

Gloria was a member of Brookside Wesleyan Church in Wellsville, N.Y., where she taught Sunday school.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, doing word search puzzles, and going to flea markets.

Surviving are a son, Matthew D. Kemp of Coudersport; a daughter, Annette E. Kemp of Eleven Mile; a brother-in-law, Neil (Barbara) Kemp of Pennsburg; a sister-in-law, June K. Murray of Eleven Mile; and several nieces and nephews.

Gloria was predeceased by her parents and husband.

Family and friends are invited to attend graveside burial services at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in Eleven Mile Cemetery, Crystal.  Pastor Robin George, of Brookside Wesleyan Church, Wellsville, N.Y., will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Gloria’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Gloria, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.



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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

St. Paul's United Church of Christ

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