Evelyn Marie Kempf

EAST LIVERPOOL — Evelyn Marie Kempf, 78, of Salineville passed away on October 12, 2021 at East Liverpool City Hospital.

She was born in Salineville on November 9, 1942 a daughter of the late Gerald and Mildred (Neel) Simpson. Having lived her life in the area Evelyn worked as a keypunch operator for Demming and later for Salem Bliss, retiring in 1993. She also worked in the cafeteria over the years for both Southern Local Schools and the JVS.

Evelyn was a member of the Salineville Church of Christ where she was a longtime Sunday School teacher and was involved with various other programs over the years. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She raised her grandchildren as her own and lived her life for them. Evelyn also enjoyed gardening and spending time in the kitchen baking and cooking.

Evelyn is survived by a daughter: Kendra Kempf-Good and companion Frank Lafferty of Salineville; two sons: Cory Kempf and wife Kim of Calcutta and Keven Kempf and his partner Craig Maurer of Louisville; eight grandchildren: Frank Lafferty and wife Barbara, Justin Lafferty, Ronnie Good and wife Brittany, McKayla Lafferty, Mason Lafferty and wife Madison, Jessica Lafferty, Christina Johnston and husband Jason and Andrea Melott and husband Kenny as well as five great-grandchildren: Frankie Lafferty, Olivia Lafferty, Aria Good, Cooper Good and Brycen Johnston.

In addition to her parents Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband William F. Kempf with whom she was married on August 15, 1964 and who died on November 28, 2012; and a brother: Duane Simpson.

Funeral Services will be held at the Kerr Watson Funeral Home in Salineville on Friday October 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. with Fred O. May officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday October 14, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. as well as 1 hour prior to the service on Friday.

Friends and family may view this obituary, leave online condolences and order flowers at www.kerrwatsonfh.com or my visiting the funeral homes facebook page.