Eldon L. Kemph © Enid News and Eagle 06-12-2013 Submitted by: Glenn
ENID, Okla. Funeral service for Eldon L. Ed Kemph, age 91 of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Ladusau-Evans Chapel. Chaplain Les Hastings will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Ed was born March 13, 1922, in Goltry, OK, to Raymond and Dollie Posey Kemph and passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Sterling House.
Ed grew up in the Ringwood community, where he attended and graduated from Ringwood High School. He entered the United States Marines August 1, 1942, during WWII. He participated in action against the Japanese at Guadalcanal, Guam, and Iwo Jima. He was at the bottom of Mount Suribachi when they raised the flag. He was honorably discharged on October 13, 1945.
Ed married Dorothy Wiggins September 13, 1945, in Ringwood. She passed away January 5, 2007.
He was co-owner of Kemph/Munsinger Heating and Air Conditioning until he retired and sold the business in 2009. Ed and Dorothy traveled extensively all over the world. Ed was a stockholder in Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. He was an avid hunter of quail, pheasant, turkey and deer. He made annual trips to Colorado to hunt elk. He enjoyed going to sporting events of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed rebuilding tractors, jeeps, motorcycles and automobiles.
Ed is survived by his children, Dennis and his wife Johnette Kemph of Enid, Jerry and wife Susan Kemph of Enid, and Karla Kemph of Yukon; four grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Jared and Heather; great-grandchildren, Trinity and Kadri; one brother, Wilbur Kemph of LeFors, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Ed was a loving father and grandfather and was loved by his family.
Condolences may be made at www.ladusauevans.com. The service may be viewed online for those unable to attend the service.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Sterling House for the loving care they provided Ed.
(Submitted by family)
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