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Delton Kemp
Delton KempWheatDelton Kemp, age 96 of Somersville, died peacefully February 24, 2012 at The Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.  He was born January 24, 1916 in Willis, Virginia to the late Lawrence and Bessie (Sutphin) Kemp Edmonds.

On August 12, 1937 he married the former Frances Naomi Anderson in Washington Court House and she survives.

He was a Mason and belonged to several antique collector groups.  He had once worked at the former Union County Childrens Home, eventually becoming a benefactor to the organization. A man of quiet deeds, he leaves the legacy of hard work, honesty, and humor to his family. He was a tireless farmer and enthralling story-teller who was always willing to share of himself for the good of others.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Terry Delton (Barb) Kemp, York Center; two grandchildren, Joyce Kemp (Michael) Cameron, Mountain Home, Arkansas; Mark (Sabra) Kemp, York Center; three great-grandchildren, Cole Cameron, Noah Kemp and Logan (Alicia) Rife; two great-great-grandchildren, Jackson A. Kemp and Kailee A. Rife. Delton was one of nine brothers and sisters of which three survive and live in other states.  He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Terry Allen Kemp.

Memorial services will take place at a later date.  Burial will take place at York Cemetery.

He was born in the hills of Virginia and by the age of 13 helped build one of six rock churches which remains in operation today. After leaving Virginia he continued to donate to its needs. A plaque and a pew remain in the church in his honor.  Memorial gifts may be made to Buffalo Mountain Presbyterian Church, 2012 Childress Road, Willis, VA  24380.

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#1 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Terry and family sorry to hear the passing of your dad..he lived a very long life and sure he left behind many years of memories for you all...God bless you at this time



#2 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX
Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Fanny & family,
I have many fond memories of Delton and the family. You were great neighbors. Sixty years ago in April Delton bought our family farm. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, Texas



#3 from: Scott and Lou Ann Davis
Marysville, Ohio
Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:18 PM

"JESUS is preparing for you a place...and at the right time He will come and take you home."

    This past Friday Our Heavenly Father quietly came and carried a great man home. Delton's love and wisdom will be missed here on earth, but his legacy will be carried on through all of you, his loving family.  We pray that as you celebrate his life, recalling many happy memories, that you will find peace in the light of God's wonderful promise.

"In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you."  John 14:2

With Deep Sympathy and Eternal Hope,
Scott and Lou Ann Davis



#4 from: Peg (Davis) Gray-Weaver
Arcadia, Florida
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Terry, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. As one of the Davis sisters, I have very fond memories of you and your Mom and Dad growing up next door to you, you were almost like the brother we never had, although an orniary one at that. I have never forgot when our Grandpa Davis passed away, your folks open your home and hearts to us girls and we stayed with you during that time, you all made that difficult time much brighter.
We just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with his peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.
Love and prayers, Peg and Jerry Weaver



#5 from: Fred Ormeroid
Lk. Panasoffkee, Florida
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM

  So sorry Terry, for your Father..
Prayers are with you and your families...



#6 from: Jerry and Elaine Hoffman
28654 Storms Rd. Raymond, Ohio
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Terry and Barb and family. Sorry to here of Delton's passing. York Township has lost another good farmer.We will visit with you at a later date.



#7 from: Tom Mathys
Marion
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

So sorry to hear about Delton.I had a lot of respect for him,he always treated me fair and square. God Bless
                 Tom and Helen Mathys



#8 from: Keith and Jean Anderson
Indian Lake Ohio
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Dear Family,

We just found out about the passing of Delton. We have many fond memories of visiting him and Fanny in the winter at the Isle of Capri when we would go see Beany and Phoebe Ann.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith, Jean, Jessica, Rachel Anderson



#9 from: Chuck and Sandy Larkin
Raymond, Ohio
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 5:29 PM

We are very sorry for your loss. Time and faith will see you through the hard times and good memories will help make them easier to bear. If we can be of assistance in any way please let us know,
Your neighbors
Chuck and Sandy Larkin



#10 from: Steve Anderson
Marysville, Ohio
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 1:43 AM

So many times in my life I was the lucky one who got to spend time with Uncle Delton. I don't know what to say other than Thank You God for letting me have Uncle Delton in my life. Steve



#11 from: Ken and Debi Hamilton
York Center
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Terry, Barb and Family
We were saddened to learn of Deltons  passing. We are sorry for your loss. God bless you all
Ken and Debi Hamilton



#12 from: Gene & Peg Wiley
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Terry,
So sorry for your loss.  I remember the evenings our fplks played cards, but I don't know what us kids did.

Your Dad & Barney Grey had some great times.

Your Dad will be remembered AND missed.

Gene & Peg Wiley




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