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W. Kathleen Kemp-Hawkins, 85 years, Hillsboro, entered into rest on April 29, 2013 in Crystal City. She was in an administor capacity for the Jefferson County Animal Control. She was a member of the Desoto Amvets Ladies Auxiliary; she liked traveling and fishing but not baiting her own hook. Born June 19, 1927 in Cairo, Illinois; she was the daughter of the late D.A. Tommy Parkman and Lillian (nee Burton) Parkham. Her husband, Ed Kemp had preceded her in death.
Kathleen was the mother of Thomas D. Kemp of Hillsboro and Judy K. (Gary C.) Johnson of Festus; grandmother of Mindy, Tracy, Nick, Christine, Amanda and Joshua; and great-grandmother to Mariah, Michael, Joshua, Emilina and Madilynne.
Along with her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Dean F. Kemp and Edward L. Kemp.
Rev. Gene Moses officiated the funeral service.