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Sharon Kay (Kemp) Brewster
Nov 17, 1944 - Jul 16, 2016
Posted by Ann Weber


BARTLESVILLE EXAMINER-ENTERPRISE
BARTLESVILLE, WASHINGTON CO, OK
(permission granted)

Sharon Kay Kemp Brewster, age 71, died peacefully at her home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on July 16, 2016. Sharon was born in North Platte, Nebraska, on November 17, 1944 to Walter Kemp and Florence Bellew Kemp.

She is survived in life by her Step Mother, Ruth Kemp of Clay Center Kansas, her three children Kimberly and husband David Kerr, Steven Brewster and Paul Brewster, all of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was the proud grandmother of 4 grandchildren, 11 greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Don and wife Arlyse Kemp, Charles and wife Judy Kemp, and Chester and wife Anita Kemp along with numerous extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Gary Graham Brewster, her mother Florence Bellew Kemp and father Walter Kemp and one nephew, Mike Kemp, along with numerous extended family members.

Sharon graduated from Miltonvale High School in Miltonvale Kansas at age 16 in 1960. She attended Miltonvale Wesleyan College and there met the love of her life, Gary Graham Brewster that she wed on June 3rd, 1966. In 1967, they moved to Howardville Kansas to begin pastoring their first congregation.

During their time at Howardville, her first two children were born, Kimberly in 1968 and Steven in 1971.  In 1972, they moved to LaPorte City Iowa where they pastored their 2nd congregation/church for the next 10 years, and had her third child, Paul, in 1973. In 1982, the family of now 5, moved to Belleville Kansas where they now had their 3rd church and congregation that they pastored at until 1993. In that year they moved on to Fridley Minnesota to take the Roslyn Park Wesleyan church and they were there until 2002 when they moved to Bartlesville to be with their daughter Kim and grandchildren. Sharon was
a homemaker, but also played a large role in each of the churches they were at, working with the music, women's and children's ministry programs as well as being the church secretary. Her first love was that for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and she devoted her life to serving Him in many ways.  In 1988, Sharon went back to college to complete her bachelor's degree in secondary education. She graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with honors in 1991. After moving to Minnesota she decided to go back to school again and completed her master's degree in education with an emphasis on special education and graduated, again with honors, from Bethel University in 1997. Over the next 16 years she had the honor of teaching hundreds of children.

Sharon was a devoted wife and mother and taught all three of her children the importance of living Godly lives. She lived her life graciously and gently and believed that prayer and a strong foundation in Christ was how she was meant to teach her children to live as well. She lived by example and left this world knowing she was going to heaven to be with our Lord and to once again meet up with her beloved, Gary. She will be deeply missed by many but we may rejoice in the fact that we will one day see her again!

Friends who wish, may sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory
1600 Southeast Washington Boulevard
Bartlesville, OK 74006
(918) 333-4300

Published in Examiner-Enterprise from July 31 to Aug. 30, 2016
See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/examiner-enterprise/obituary.aspx?n=sharon-kay-brewster-kemp&pid=180823777#sthash.D2CHSOEG.dpuf

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