James Kemper

July 4, 1931 - April 21, 2014

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Jim Kemper, 82, of Taylor Mill, KY passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Health Care Hospice in Edgewood, KY. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. Jim is a retired Mechanical Engineer, before retiring he worked at Reynolds Metal in Louisville, KY. He was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Latonia Lodge #746 F.&A.M., where he was a Past Master, former member of the Louisville Press Club with Photography, Sports Car Club in Louisville and the Cincinnati Model Train Club with the HO Scale. Jim is survived by his Loving Wife: Betty Jean Kemper of Taylor Mill, KY; Daughter: Kathy (Tony) Meyer of Paris, KY and 2 Grandchildren: Sarah Meyer and John (Katherine) Meyer. The Visitation will be on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY from 9:00 AM until the time of the Masonic Service at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown, KY. Memorial Suggestions should be made to the St. Elizabeth Hospice 483 South Loop Rd. Edgewood, KY 41017. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com.


Tom Bomar - Apr 25, 2014

I will always cherish the many memories of Jim. From early childhood he was someone that I always looked up to and adored. He always had something interesting to share, whether it was it documentary from when he was in the Phillipines to his trains to his photography. And most importantly, the feeling that he gave to me that I was a part of him.

Lauren Branch - Apr 25, 2014

Aunt Betty, and Kathy and family I am so sorry to hear that Uncle Jim has passed on. He was such a good man and always joked around with me when he would visit to Florida. He was always down for a trip to the beach or down the street to the Dairy Queen and always had a million stories to tell on the way. He was one of a kind and I will never forget him. Love and prayers to you all.

Jimmy Branch - Apr 24, 2014

Betty,Kathy, Tony, John and Sara,
Uncle “PP” will always have a special place in my memories. He was the one that always had the coolest toys and gadgets. He so enjoyed showing them and explaining how they worked.
Betty, I had such a nice time visiting with you two late last year. I am so glad that I was able to visit and spend time with y’all. I really enjoyed visiting with you too Kathy. It just wasn’t long enough.
Please know tomorrow morning that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Wollitz - Apr 23, 2014

Betty, Kathy and Tony. My condolences to all of you on the loss of your Beloved Husband and Dad. Through your cousin, Judy, I met Jim and Betty – what a delightful couple! I saw some of his photography of the cruise ship on the St. Johns River – wish I had just a little of his talent. May God comfort you in your loss. Praying for you. Nancy Wollitz

Beth Burns - Apr 22, 2014

Dear Betty, Kathy and Tony. We are so sorry to hear about Jim passing. I will always remember his good hearted nature and kindness to all he came in contact with. We are sending many prayers for grace and peace to you all.
Beth and Michael Burns, J’ville extra family.

Judy Branch - Apr 21, 2014

Betty,Kathy,Tony,John and Sarah, I will always remember how he watched out for me when we were growing up. He was my big brother.I will remember how much fun we had on their visits to Fla. We will always Love him and Cherish his memory ! Love to all of you, Judy. Jim’s cousin

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