Hilda Rose Kempf


Hilda Rose Kempf, age 91 of New Philadelphia, died Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia, following a recent illness.

A daughter of the late James and Ruth (Vogel) Coplin, Rose was born March 26, 1928, in her childhood home at New Philadelphia.

Rose graduated from Tuscarawas-Warwick High School in 1946. During her younger years, she was a member of the Toast Mistresses and the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County. She also served as a Girl Scout leader.

Rose was a dynamic writer of letters to the editor of the Times-Reporter and was a friend to all animals. She was especially passionate for the well-being of many grateful dogs and cats.

Rose is survived by her daughter, Wendy Kempf of Quebec, Canada; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Marilyn Coplin; two nieces, Janet (Steve) Kraft and Connie (Chip) Donbrowski; and several great-nieces and great-nephews, all of Orlando, Florida.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Carl Kempf, whom she married on Nov. 22, 1947.

In keeping with Rose’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services, and cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Rose by visiting the funeral home's website at www.geibcares.com.

Contributions may be made in Rose’s memory to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Road NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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