Anderson Funeral Home

1357 E. 2Nd St., Franklin, OH


Wendell R. Kemper

September 14, 1948August 7, 2019

Wendell R. Kemper, age 70, of Springboro, Ohio passed away on Wednesday August 7, 2019 at his residence. Wendell was born in Corbin, KY on September 14, 1948 to M. Opal (Owens) Kemper Eldridge and Jack Kemper.

Wendell was formerly employed with General Motors, Delco Products Division. He was a member and Past Master of Alpha Lodge #729 F&AM, member and Past High Priest of Unity Chapter #16, member and Past Illustrious Master of Adoniram Council, 32 degree Mason at A.A.S. R. Valley of Dayton, member and Past Commander of Valley Commandry, member of Knights Mason USA,member and Past Governor of Moose Lodge #1645 in Miamisburg.

Wendell is survived by his wife of 37 years, Cindy (Cox) Kemper; daughter Tracy Epstein; son Chris (Rumiko) Cox; daughter Laura (Nick) Conover; son David (Chelsie) Kemper; and son Grant (Sallie) Kemper; 12 grandchildren, mother-in-law Eva Mae Cox; brother Wayne (Dianne) Kemper, sister Karen Kemper, brother Jack (Kathy) Kemper, sister Joyce Bryant, brother-in-law and best friend David Steele, and brother-in-law Marty (Robin) Cox; half brother Randy (Rita) Eldridge and half sister, Sheila Eldridge Martin

Wendell was preceded in death by; father Jack Kemper; mother M. Opal (Owens) Eldridge and father-in-law Dale Cox; sister Sharon Steele; and brother-in-law Kenny Bryant; step father, J.B. Eldridge and step mother, Hazel Kemper.

A visitation for Wendell will be held Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a Masonic service at 7:30 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home 40 N. Main St Springboro, OH. to "The Funeral Service will be 10am Thursday August 15, 2019 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Miamisburg with Pastor Robyn Provis officiating, with a Scottish Rite Ring service. A Private Graveside Service will be in New Market Baptist Church Cemetery with Karen Kemper officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the USO or the Learning Center % of Dayton Masonic Temple.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.anderson-fh.com for the Kemper family.


  • Jack Kemper, Father (deceased)
  • M. Opal (Owens) Eldridge, Mother (deceased)
  • Cindy Cox Kemper, Wife
  • Tracy Epstein, Daughter
  • Chris (Rumika) Kemper, Son
  • Laura (Nick) Conover, Daughter
  • David (Chelsie) Kemper, Son
  • Grant (Sallie) Kemper, Son
  • Wayne (Dianne) Kemper, Brother
  • Karen Kemper, Sister
  • Sharon Steele, Sister (deceased)
  • Jack (Kathy) Kemper, Brother
  • Joyce Bryant, Sister
  • David Steele, Brother-in-law
  • Kenny Bryant, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Marty (Robin) Cox, Brother-in-law
  • Eva Mae Cox, Mother-in-law
  • Dale Cox, Father-in-law (deceased)

  • Herman Dingey
  • Jared Dingey
  • Kevin Bryant
  • Travis Bryant
  • Brent Helton
  • Isaiah Kemper
  • Dave Steele , Honorary


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Funeral Ceremony Thursday, August 15, 2019


Wendell R. Kemper

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Karen Denton

August 14, 2019

Well, I know Sharon's breaktime is over. She gets to be distracted, loved, and laugh with her brother.
What I would give to hug Cindy, Karen (#2), Jack and more...
You will be missed, but one day we will all hang out again. Thank you for all the many fun moments. You are such a softy...love you.

Nancy and Garry Andrews

August 14, 2019

Sympathy for you , your family and friends.

Betty Prater

August 14, 2019

A wonderful man, pleasure to all who loved him.
This is Pal, he brought to keep me company in my darkest hour. An honor to know.

Tammy Emrick

August 13, 2019

Wendell will truly be missed , I’m Tammy one of his Nurses from Miamisburg Family Practice. Our last visit not long ago was him giving me the biggest hug & kiss on the cheek. I’ve helped with his care for many years. Wendell, Taking Care of you was always a pleasure.