Transcribed by Suzette Pondillo.



The people of Andover and especially the host of friends of Mrs. Mary Kemp were greatly shocked and saddened at the word last Sunday morning that she had passed away very suddenly of heart trouble the evening before. For many months Mrs. Kemp had been in poor health. She appeared, however, to be gaining until on Saturday evening her heart stopped beating without a moments warning, her husband being the only one with her at the time.

Mrs. Kemp was born in Hornell, N.Y., on Jan. 13, 1890, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Teeter of that city. A few years ago she came to Andover and found employment in one of the industries here. On April 6, 1912 she was married to Earl Kemp of Andover. They have made their home with Mr. Kemp’s parents or in the nearby cottage where they were happily situated.

Or quiet and rather retiring disposition Mrs. Kemp found a large circle of friends among the people of Andover who esteemed her highly and were attracted by the constant brightness of her spirit. Mr. and Mrs. Kemp were associated along church lines with the Methodist church of Andover. Soon after the revival conducted by the Genesee Conference Quartette two years ago they both were baptized and received into church membership. Regular in attendance upon divine worship and greatly interested in the Brotherhood and Philathea Classes of the Sunday School their presence and support of the institutions became of mutual benefit in every way.

In addition to the husband and the father and mother of Mrs. Kemp four brothers and two sisters are left to share the burden of affliction, Glenn Teeter of St. Marie, Mich., Edward, John and Ernest of Hornell, N.Y., Mrs. George McGee and Miss Ruth Teeter of Hornell.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 15th, at her late home one the Wellsville road Rev. F.M. Baker officiating. A quartette from the Methodist church rendered several comforting selections. Internment was in the cemetery in Hornell.


We wish to thus express our thanks to all for their kind words and deeds of sympathy in our time of sorrow. Also the doners (sp) of the beautiful flowers and those who furnished music.

Earl E. Kemp
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Teeter and family
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Kemp and family