A funeral will be held Monday, December 12, 2022 for 82-year-old Shelba “Boots” Kempfer of Modoc, Illinois, who passed away at 2:24 pm, Monday, December 5, 2022 at Memorial Hospital, Chester, Illinois.
She was born January 25, 1940 to Bernard and Lorena (nee Smith) Brown in Modoc, Illinois. Her parents preceded her in death.
Shelba married Gary W. Kempfer on October 15, 1966 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Modoc, Illinois; he preceded her in death on July 13, 2004.
She is survived by nine nieces and nephews: Darlene (Alvin) Robert, Cathy (Steve) Eggers, Patti (Todd) Bland, Beth Ludwig, David (Robin) Ludwig, Mark Doiron, Karen (Mike) Kunkel, Gina (Jim) Schneider and Steve Brown: a brother-in-law: Virgil “Buddy” Kempfer; a sister-in-law: Ina Doiron and many great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Russell (Levetta) Brown and Elmer (Faye) Brown, three sisters: Shirley (Lilburn) Doiron, Anna Mae (Lilburn) Ludwig and Ruth Brown, two nephews: Michael Ludwig and Scott Brown, a niece-in-law: Amy Brown and a great nephew: Michael Bland
Shelba was a bookkeeper at Rocher Lumber, North County Home Center and ACE Hardware.
She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, Modoc, Illinois and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois and Friends of St. Leo’s.
She was a loving aunt. She enjoyed bowling, playing piano, gardening, canning and quilting.
She loved her animals, especially her dog Kelly.
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois.
A funeral mass for 82-year-old Shelba “Boots” Kempfer of Modoc, Illinois will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, December 12, 2022 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois. Officiating: Fr. Sebastian Ukoh.
Interment will be in St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery, Modoc, Illinois.