Marjorie A. Kempke (1939-2018)

Marjorie A. Kempke, 78, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 in Salina. She was born Dec. 29, 1939 in Ellsworth to Carl and Christina (Schepmann) Eilrich.

She was a lifelong resident of Ellsworth County where she was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Ellsworth and a library aide at Kanopolis Middle School. She married Richard J. Kempke, Jr. in Hutchinson on Jan. 3, 1958. He preceded her in death in 1999.
Marjorie is survived by her sons, Rodney Kempke (Janet) of Ellsworth, Rick Kempke of Ellsworth, and Randy Kempke of Kanopolis; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Harold, Harry, and Harvey “Babe” Eilrich; and sister, Irene Choate.

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth with family present 6-8 p.m. Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth with burial following at Kanopolis Cemetery.M

Memorialcontributions can be made to Kanopolis City Library, Ellsworth Senior Center, or Immanuel Lutheran Church, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.

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