Wilford D. Kemper, Dec. 25, 1935 - Feb. 10, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 4:27 p.m. CST

Wilford D. Kemper, 77, of Columbia, MO, passed away February 10, 2013.

He was born on Christmas Day in 1935 to Dewey and Nettie Lee (Breedlove) Kemper in Boone County, MO. On July 1st, 1967, he married Betty Page in Columbia, and she survives.
Wilford owned and operated Kemper’s Used Cars and Salvage for three decades. He was a hard-working man who held multiple jobs, including concrete driver and working at American Press and Kelley Press.  A loyal friend, Wilford always willing to help. He also enjoyed fishing.  
In addition to his loving wife, Wilford will be deeply missed by his daughter, Gayle Baker of Columbia, MO; three step-sons: John Page (Carol) of Columbia, MO, Kerry Page (Debbie) of Oklahoma City, OK, and Malvin Page (Brenda) of Hallsville, MO; sister: Alta Williams of Columbia, MO; grandchildren: Stephanie, Christopher, and Samantha Baker, all of Columbia, MO and 4 step-grandchildren; niece: Jane Ann Williams of Columbia, MO.
Wilford was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be a gathering from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Home. Online tributes may be left at    

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