Betty J. Kempf


Betty J. Kempf, age 90 of Uhrichsville, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Claymont Health and Rehabilitation Center at Uhrichsville.

Born July 22, 1928, in Newcomerstown, Betty was a daughter of the late Larry and Wilma Gay Luce.

Betty was employed by various factories as a laborer throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, line dancing, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Pam (Chuck) Haas of Uhrichsville; a granddaughter, Jean Haas; two great-grandchildren, Sarah Steed and Craig Turner; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Kempf; three infant sons and an infant daughter; a granddaughter, Heather Steed; two sisters, Mary Lou and Joan; and two brothers, Richard and David.

The family will greet guests on Monday, July 15 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia, where Pastor Don Snow will lead a 10:30 a.m. service in the funeral home’s chapel. Burial will follow in the West Lawn Cemetery at Newcomerstown.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Betty by visiting the funeral home’s website at

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