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Ernestene (Shorty) Janes Kemp, 87, Adair Co., KY (1929-2016)

She was a member of Tarter's Chapel United Methodist Church, had worked at Osh Kosh B'Gosh and was a cook at John Adair Elementary School. She was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of the time of her death. She was a member of a highly regarded Adair County, KY, family, the daughter of the late Galeon and Sally Keltner Janes and the widow of Claudy Kemp. She leaves 34 direct living descendants.
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Ernestene "Shorty" Janes Kemp, 87, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:45amCT, at Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor, Columbia.

Funeral service will be Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. William Davenport officiating. Burial in Tarter's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Saturday, October 22, 2015.

Ernestine (Shorty) Janes Kemp, 87, Adair Co., KY (1929-2016)

She was born August 23, 1929, in Adair County, KY, to the late Galeon and Sally Keltner Janes. She died Friday, October 21, 2016, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 87 years, one month, and 28 days.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claudy Kemp in 1984; a son, Willie Kemp in infancy; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three brothers, Johnnie, Lewis and Bill Janes and a sister, Ruth Burris.

She was a member of Tarter's Chapel United Methodist Church, had worked at Osh Kosh B'Gosh and a cook at John Adair Elementary School.

Survivors include:
  • Three sons: Billy (Rita) Kemp of Jamestown, Daryl (Connie) Kemp, Don (Vicki) Kemp all of Columbia

  • Two daughters: Faye (Wendell) Burton of Columbia, and Patsy Kemp of Columbia and special friend, Charles Seaborne of Campbellsville, KY

  • Four brothers: Ollen, Payne and Herbert Janes all of Milltown, KY; and Norman Janes of Campbellsville, KY

  • Four sisters: Frieda Smith of Louisville, KY; Sue Cundiff and Phyllis Stone both of Columbia, KY; and Retter Bailey of Campbellsville, KY<

  • Ten grandchildren

  • Nineteen great-grandchildren

  • and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Ernestine "Shorty" Kemp.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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