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MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Phyllis N. Kempf, 76, Muscatine, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at her home.

Services are t the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Suz McIver will officiate. Musical selections will be provided organist Betty Lincoln. Pallbearers are Gary Weikert, John Witte, Bob Behrens, Justin Kwirant, Seth Kwirant and Chris Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are Daryl Kempf, Paula Mitchell, Kelle McLaughlin, Patrick Kempf and Brian Mitchell. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to benefit the Unity Hospice or First Christian Church.

Mrs. Kempf was born on March 6, 1925, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Glen and Edith Barkow Sloan. She married Paul R. Kempf on July 17, 1948, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Muscatine. She enjoyed playing golf, sewing and her African violets.

She and her husband owned and operated Kempf Jewelers, Muscatine.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Breckenridge of Virginia Beach, Va. and Paula Kempf Behrens of Muscatine; four grandchildren, Paula Nicole Mitchell and her husband, Brian, Gary Paul Weikert and his fiance, Tiffany Frye, Kelle Renee McLaughlin and Patrick Sloan Kempf; and a sister, Mary Koester of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, seven brothers and sisters.
CHAPIN, S.C. - Cindy Lea Kempf, 54, died Saturday, March 10, 2007.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 2062 Beltline Blvd., Columbia, S.C. 29204 or to PanCAN, 2141 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245, which is a charitable organization for people with pancreatic cancer. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, S.C., is handling the arrangements.

She was born in Muscatine, the daughter of the late Paul Raymond and Phyllis Naomi Sloan Kempf.

She graduated from Muscatine High School in 1970.

Formerly employed by HON Industries, she moved to South Carolina to open their operation in Winnsboro. She later was an executive assistant with Stevens and Wilkinson.

Her special interests included her grandchildren, the beach and sewing. She was a member of First Christian Church where she sang in the choir and had recently been elected deacon and served as chairwoman of the Missions Committee.

Survivors include two daughters, Paula W. Mitchell and husband Brian and Kelle R. McLaughlin, all of Chapin; a son, Gary P. Weikert and wife Tiffany of Muscatine; a sister, Paula Kempf-Behrens and husband Bob Behrens of Muscatine; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Garret Mitchell and Lelania Weikert; and a nephew, Patrick Kempf.

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