Charles E. Kemp
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Charles E. Kemp, 90, of Henry, Ill., formerly of Benton, died Wednesday April 11, in Peoria, Ill.

Charles was born March 11, 1922 in Jefferson County, Ind., the son of Horace Noble and Marion Dwyer Kemp.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Gladys; his children, Charles Michael (Bev) Kemp of Henry, Ill., Ray Allen (Margie) Kemp of Carterville, Ill., Jo Beth Kemp of Rancho Mirage, Cali., and Amy (Mario) Amparan of Beaumont, Cali.; two grandsons, Joe Kemp and David Kemp; and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Frances Shepard of Franklin, Tenn., and Thelma Jane Baker of Melbourne, Fla.; and a brother, Jack Kemp of Walnut Creek, Cali.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bobby and an infant son, George.

Charles worked at B.F. Goodrich in Calvert City and Henry, Ill., for 34 years as a plant engineer. Following retirement, he worked for Pyro Power and helped build the new boiler here at the Henry Plant.

Charlie was a member of the United Methodist Church of Henry, Ill. He had served on the Marshall County Fair Board and Library Board and was a member of the Henry American Legion.

He had served on a destroyer during WWII. He then was called back to duty during the Korean Conflict and had served again on a destroyer.

Funeral service was held Monday, April 16 at the United Methodist Church of Henry, Ill., with Rev. Lindsay Churchman officiating. Burial with military rites followed in Henry Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Henry, Ill.
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