Jean E. Kemerly

Jean E. Kemerly, 91, of Fortville, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at her home in Fortville. She was born on March 24, 1924, in Waldron, the daughter of Carl and Beatrice (Yeager) Peek. She and M. Glenn Kemerly were married on May 2, 1953. They were members of the Fortville United Methodist Church.

She was selected to participate in Hoosier Girl's State in its founding year. After graduating from Pendleton High School in 1942 and attending Indiana Business College, she worked in several local businesses.

Survivors include, her three children, Robert S. Kemerly (friend Diane Stanton) of Warrenton, Va., Karen A. Kemerly and Sharon K. Kemerly, both of Fortville, additional survivors include, her sister, Francis (Peek) Mitchell of Oxford, N.C.; brother, Presley Peek of St. Francis, Maine; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years and her parents.

Funeral services will be at Noon Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at The Chapel at Gravel Lawn Cemetery with viewing two hours prior to the service. Reverend Joe Smith will be officiating and burial will follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fortville United Methodist Church, 125 E. Staat St., Fortville, IN 46040, or the Salvation Army Indiana Division, Indiana Divisional Headquarters, 3100 North Meridian Street. Indianapolis, IN 46208.

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Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Fortville.