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Dec 22 2006


MOUNT VERNON - Edna L. (Shick) DeKemper, age 85, passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, in Beech Grove, Ind.


She was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, Ind., the daughter of the late George and Louisa (Knopfmeier) Shick. Edna was a lifetime member of Trinity United Church of Christ. She graduated Mt. Vernon High School in 1940, and while still in school she worked at the Palace Soda Shop and the Overall Factory. During WW II she worked in the laboratory at the Indiana Farm Bureau Refinery. Edna was a Cub Scout den mother and PTA president. She was a member of Farm Bureau Refinery Co-Op Club for 62 years and the Ladies Auxiliary of Trinity UCC.


Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, Stanley Weyman DeKemper in 2003, two brothers; Herman and George Shick, sister, Mildred Lee, and a half sister, Alma Shick.


Surviving are two sons, Stanley W. DeKemper II and wife, Stephanie of Indianapolis, and Kurt D. DeKemper and wife, Penny of Franklin, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Raphael, Galen, Tyler, Stanley W. III and Steve DeKemper, and Danny, Brandon and Dana Barnes Jr.; and a special niece, Joyce (Hicks) Williams of Phoenix City, Ala.; and nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mt. Vernon, with Rev. Troy DeKemper officiating and burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery.


Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at Schneider Funeral Home.


Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity UCC Memorial Fund, 505 Mulberry St. Mt. Vernon, IN 47620.


Published in the Courier Press on 12⁄24⁄2006. 


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers