Ruth K. (Hartong) Kemp
Ruth Kemp, 97, of Britt, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Westview Care Center in Britt.
Funeral services for Ruth Kemp will be Monday, March 26, 2001, at 11:00 AM at the Ewing Funeral Chapel in Britt, with Pastor Susan Detwiler officiating. Burial will take place in Sunnyside Memorial Gardens in Charles City at 2:00 PM on Monday.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Monday, March 26, at the Ewing Funeral Chapel in Britt.
Ruth, the daughter of Seward and Kate (Heinselman) Hartong was born September 14, 1903 at Plymouth, Iowa. She attended the Plymouth public schools. In 1919, she moved with her parents to Nora Springs and graduated from Nora Springs High School in 1921.
Ruth attended Upper Iowa University and received a State Teaching Certificate. She taught school in Blairsburg, Huxley, Floyd and Odeboldt.
On May 4, 1935, Ruth was united in marriage with F. Lloyd Kemp in Kansas City, Missouri. They made their home in Charles City and in 1939 moved to Clarksville. In 1976, they moved to the Britt area to be near her sisters Irene Hartong and Hazel Cooper. Ruth became a resident of Westview Care Center in Britt, in November of 1997. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Ruth is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lloyd, August 11, 1981, two brothers and three sisters.