Minnie Delila Lowry Kemp

This obituary was submitted by Dan Houser

Kemp, Minnie Delila Lowry

Died Oct 19, 1929, Woodlawn, ???. {from Dan & Steve Kemp}

{Note: The following eulogies were taken from Ira Kemps scrapbooks}

Minnie Delila Lowry Kemp was born Mar. 10, 1865 in Shelby Co. near Union Grave Church and passed away at the home of her son, Ira, near Woodlawn, being 64yrs, 7 mo. and 9 days of age.

She was united in marriage to Silas E. Kemp, June 27, 1885. To this union four sons were born. Ira of Woodlawn, Elmer and Tony of Vandalia and Marvin of Watertown, South Dakota.

Her husband passed to the Great Beyond May 18, 1902 leaving her with four small children. With untiring devotion and love she began alone the great task of rearing them to young manhood, giving her heart and strength, ageing beyond her years in her effort to feed, cloths, and school her boys, breathing a constant prayer that they should become honorable citizens and christian gentlemen.

She was strong in the christian faith but for reasons best known to herself never made a public confession of her love for the Savior.

She leaves to mourn her departure the four sons, previously mentioned, seven grandchildren, four brothers, Richard Lowery of Boisie, Idaho, son, of Duncans Bridge, Ira F. of Excelle, Ike of Clarence and on half brother, Thomas Dawsen of Duncans Bridge.

Ouiet, unassuming in character, loved by her family, neighbors and friends, her passing is a loss to the community in which she lived so long and well --- and now with bowed heads and aching hearts we give our God in heaven the best we have to offer -- our mother.

Rest from thy labor, mother dear,

Till we, your children, come

Rest with father, mother love,

In thy eternal home.

Our father in heaven has freed

Thee from suffering and pain

Thy life's battles are ended, mother,

Never to be fought again.

Services were conducted at Union Church hear Clarence, Mo. at 2 P.M., Monday Oct 21st. by Rev. Burton.

Interment in nearby cemetery.