Betty was born October 17, 1917 in Pekin, IL to Walter and Juliet (Koeppe) Heisel. She married James W. Kemp on March 2, 1952 in Pekin. He died on September 12, 1984.
Also preceding in death are her parents and one sister.
Surviving is: one son, Steven D. (Lynn) Kemp of Bartonville, IL; two grandchildren, Tammy L. (Tom) Livingston of Peoria, IL and Scott D. Kemp of Bartonville, IL; three great grandchildren, Dylan J., Michael B. and Lily J. Livingston all of Peoria, IL,
Betty had worked at American Distillery Co., Ludwig Furniture, Geier Florist and Catholic Social Services. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin and attended Bradley Epworth Church in Peoria.
Graveside services will be held at 12:30 PM Saturday, January 5, 2013 in the Chapel at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin with Rev. Tom Eckhardt officiating. There will be no visitation. Cremation has been accorded. Arrangements have been entrusted to Henderson Funeral Home in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.