Donald R. Kemper

Donald R. Kemper of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. He was 76.

Mr. Kemper was born Aug. 18, 1934, in Columbia to Smith and Ethel (Ridgeway) Kemper.

He married Elizabeth Enloe on May 1, 1955, in Columbia.

Mr. Kemper taught Sunday school at Grace Bible Church for several years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren participate in sports and other activities.

Mr. Kemper is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kemper; three sons, Kevin Kemper and Steve Kemper, both of Columbia, and Brad Kemper of Canyon City, Colo.; a brother, Robert Kemper of Columbia; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Grace Bible Church, 601 Blue Ridge Road. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Grace Bible Church Scholarship Fund, 601 Blue Ridge Road, Columbia, MO 65202.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.

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