Mary Ann (Otto) Kempf

August 9, 1940 ~ October 24, 2019 (age 79)


Mary Ann Kempf, 79, of Boonville, Missouri passed away Thursday October 24, 2019 on her 55th Wedding Anniversary at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove.

Visitation for Mary Ann will be held at Howard Funeral Home Monday October 28, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with rosary beginning at 5:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Tuesday October 29, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Mary Ann Kempf was born August 9, 1940 in Jefferson City, Missouri, the daughter of Clem and Anna Otto. She married Jerry Ray Kempf October 24, 1964 in Martinsville. Mary Ann was a teacher for many years, she started her teaching career at St. Peters in Jefferson City for two years then went to Martinsville for two years. After the four years of teaching she went to work for Montgomery Wards in Boonville, she then went back to teaching and taught at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Boonville, St. Joe School in Pilot Grove and all area Boonville R-1 Schools. She was a very well-known teacher. Mary Ann was a huge Jayhawks fan. She also enjoyed attending Knights of Columbus Friday night bingo. She was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. Mary Ann had many joys in life, but she loved her grandkids the most, she enjoyed watching them grow up and attending all their sporting events. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Mary Ann is preceded in death by her parents Clem and Anna Otto, brothers Joseph and Jerome Otto, and sister Margaret Mary Stoving. She is survived by her husband Jerry Ray Kempf of the home, sons Timothy (Jacquelyn) Kempf of Wichita, Kansas, Anthony (Teresa) Kempf of De Soto, Kansas, daughters Nanci (Greg) Williams of Boonville, Missouri, Gretchen (Jeffery) Stove of Shawnee, Kansas, brothers John (Carol) Otto of Jefferson City, Gary (Mary Ann) Otto of St. Elizabeth, bother-in-law Richard Stoving of Florissant, Missouri, sisters Ann (Gary) Dake of Jefferson City, Missouri, Barbara (Edmund) Martin of Jefferson City, Missouri, sister-in-law Sally Otto of Dunedin, Florida, grandchildren Sean Kempf, Katie (Derek) Libby, Courtney Kempf, Drew Kempf, Thomas Kempf, Matthew Kempf, Jessica Kempf, Kaitlyn Williams, Kelly Williams, Kelsie Williams, Kristen Williams, Ty Kempf, Torri Kempf, Tatum Kempf, Julian Longerich, Ben Stove, Joshua Stove, and Emily Stove.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to SS. Peter and Paul Church, SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, or Parkinson’s Foundation. 

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October 28, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Howard Funeral Home
1397 Ashley Road
Boonville, MO 65233

Mass of Christian Burial
October 29, 2019

10:00 AM
S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
322 7th Street
Boonville, MO 65233

Burial to Follow
October 29, 2019

S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery
1004 Locust Street
Boonville, MO 65233

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