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Kitty Eleanor (King) Kemp

January 15, 1941 ~ December 10, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Kitty Kemp Obituary

Kitty Eleanor King Kemp, born on January 15, 1941, in Pearl, Texas, peacefully passed away on December 10, 2023, surrounded by the love of her family. She was the cherished daughter of Harry Benson King and Essie Viola Smith King. Kitty married her high school sweetheart Charles Allen Kemp. The couple was crowned King and Queen of Evant High School in 1959. Kitty was a loving and devoted wife for 55 years.

Kitty was a trailblazer and a dedicated professional, serving as a Pioneer with Southwestern Bell. Over the years, she contributed significantly to the company's success, holding various roles in management and training. Her commitment and hard work were evident, and she retired after a remarkable 30-year career.

An active community member of Richardson, Texas, Kitty helped organize Southwestern Bell Pioneers’ Hug-A-Bear program, making stuffed bears for the children whose families had been affected by fire and domestic abuse.  The Pioneers partnered with local first responders to distribute these special bears in time of need.  Kitty loved quilting and embroidery.  She spent hours choosing just the right fabric, sewing and stitching works of art and love over the years. She was a devoted member of her quilting group and enjoyed going on quilting retreats with friends and her sister.

Kitty is proceeded in death by her parents, Harry and Essie King; siblings Shirley Beth King and Oney Chafin, Franklin Brevard and Mary King, and Harriet Ann King Prinz; and nieces Nancie Leigh Chafin Craft and Margaret Ann Chafin.

Survivors include Kitty’s husband Charles Kemp, son Joel "Todd" Martin, and wife, Robin Martin, along with her cherished grandson, Blake Martin, and great-granddaughter, Kadence Danielson. In addition, she is survived by nieces and nephews Stephanie Prinz McAtee, Bard Chafin, Kate Chafin Robertson, Kellie Prinz Johnson, Tracy King, Angela King Adams, Tami King, Catherine Kemp Szenasi, Thomas Kemp, Wanda Northcutt, Janice Clark and Jackie Clark. Kitty also was survived by a number of great nieces, great nephews and cousins.  Each of these individuals held a special place in Kitty's heart, and she in theirs.

A graveside service will be held at a later date to honor and remember Kitty at Restland Cemetery. As we remember Kitty, let us celebrate the remarkable life she led and the love she shared with her family and friends. Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those she touched, and the impact she made will be felt for generations to come. May she rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the warmth of the love she so freely gave.


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