Mary Frances Kempf, 91, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Atrium Village in Hills following a lengthy illness. Funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 16 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, with Father Michael Phillips officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Mary Frances was born Nov. 20, 1920, in rural Crawfordsville, the daughter of Claude and Cora Ruebsam McCoy. She served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Mary was united in marriage to Lester Kempf on Nov. 13, 1952, at St. James Church in Washington.
Local survivors include a son, Robert (Joan) Kempf of Solon.