James Kemp ROCKFORD, Ill. - James Carson Kemp, 87, of Rockford, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, in P.A. Peterson Center. Services were Thursday, Nov. 4, at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center Chapel. Memorials may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, Gideons International and Moody Bible Institute. The Honquist Family Funeral Services, 4255 North Mulford Road, Rockford, Ill. were in charge of arrangements. Mr. Kemp was born May 12, 1912, in Columbus Junction, the son of Abner and Ossie McCulley Kemp. He married Mabel Dorothy White on Aug. 2, 1953, at First Baptist Church, in Normal, Ill. He was born again Aug. 10, 1930, and accepted the Lord as his Savior. He lived in Iowa until 1950 and moved to Rockford in 1964. He graduated from Muscatine High School, Normal Training Department, Northern Iowa University, and Moody Bible Institute. He received his master's from Normal Illinois State University. He attended graduate school at Wheaton Illinois College. He taught for more than 47 years, including Muscatine, Parkersburg, Bloomington Grace College of the Bible in Omaha Neb., Kankakee and Rockford, and Jefferson High School, retiring in 1977. He was a life member of the National Educators Christian Fellowship. A member of Illinois Retired Teachers Association, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Gideon International, Greater European Mission Team and Wycliffe's Fellowship Organization. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended First Evangelical Free Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; sons, Dr. David Kemp and his wife, Carolyn, of Chattanooga Tenn. and Stephen Kemp and his wife, Judy, of Beach Park Ill.; grandchildren, Melody, Angela, James, Michael and Sarah; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.
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