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Geneva Kempton


Geneva (Campbell) Kempton, 85, of Laurelville, passed away on Jan. 31, 2016.

She was born on March 28, 1930, in Woodson, Virginia, to Clarence Cleming and Margaret (Massie) Campbell.

She was employed as a typist at E.I. DuPont for 10 years and Covert Intelligence Corps, where she had top security clearance. She also worked at the Social Security office, was an organist for Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home for 25 years and also Trinity United Methodist Church and Eastern Star for many years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a big fan of Village Café, where she had coffee every afternoon with her best friend, Mary Lou Ross, and was past grand matron of OES #169.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Twila Lancaster.

Geneva is survived by her husband, Donald R. Kempton Sr.; children, Donald R. (Rhonda) Kempton Jr., Pamela (David Wright) Kempton and Lisa Kempton; grandchildren, Ryan, Lindsay (Robert) Snavely and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Clayton and Miriam; her brother, Wandal Campbell; and by sisters, Olantha Robertson and Dorcas Mallory.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville, with burial to follow in Green Summit Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home in Laurelville.

Contributions are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church, Laurelville.

Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal