Wanda L. Kemmerling
Wanda L. Kemmerling, 81, of Mt. Vernon died 4:30 p.m. May 10, 2006, at
St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was a housewife.
Mrs. Kemmerling was born April 27, 1925, in Mt. Vernon to Chesley and
Clara (Stratton) Hawkins. She married Fay F. Kemmerling Dec. 31, 1942,
in St. Louis; he preceded her in death April 1, 1988.
Graveside services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Salem Mateer Cemetery
in Wayne County. The Rev. Don Rector will officiate. Friends may call from
5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Kemmerling is survived by a daughter, Nancy Parker and husband Richard
of Joliet; three sons, Fay Eugene Kemmerling and wife Brigitte of Mt. Vernon,
Harold Kemmerling and wife Theresa of Bluford and Larry Kemmerling and wife
Sandra of Mt. Vernon; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Wilbur Hawkins;
and a sister, Edna Douthit.
Mrs. Kemmerling was past president and past regional president of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 1376. She was also past president of the American Legion
Auxiliary Post 141. She was a member of the AMVETS Auxiliary, the Mt. Vernon Eagles
Lodge and the Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsman Club.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may
call 242-3348 or visit the Web site at www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further
Date: 12 May 2006
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman