The Life of Jean K. Kemp

Jean K. (Peters) Kemp, 87, formerly of Kutztown; Lyon Station; Zellwood Station, FL; and Keystone Villa, Blandon; died peacefully, Friday, April 2, 2021, in Devon House, Allentown.  She was the widow of John K. Kemp, who died August 23, 2002.  Born in Fogelsville, Lehigh County, Jean was a daughter of the late Russell N. and Laura M. (Wertman) Peters.  She was a member of Zion's Union Church, Maxatawny.

Jean was first employed as a nurse's aide at The Lutheran Home at Topton, for six years.  Then, she was employed from 1970 until her retirement in 1988 as a unit clerk at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Jean enjoyed playing golf, in fact, so much that she and John had moved to Florida so that they could enjoy the game year round.  They resided there for over ten years.  She also enjoyed hymn sings and traveling.

Jean is survived by a son, David A. Shade, husband of Kathleen M. Castelli, Clementon, NJ; two step daughters: Alys M. (Kemp), widow of John T. Robertson, Spring Township; Ann L. (Kemp), wife of Gary Rollman, Reading; There is also a sister, Roma I. (Peters), wife of Arthur Sell, New Tripoli. Other survivors include three grandchildren: Jason D. A., husband of Gina (Tranquillo) Shade; Jonathan P. Shade; and Taylor, husband of Stephanie (Bobst) Robertson; four great grandchildren: Madison and Harrison Shade; and Lucas and Dylan Robertson.  In addition to her beloved husband John, and her parents, Jean was predeceased by a son, Ronald L. Shade, January 30, 2013, a sister, Arlene P. (Peters) Moyer; and a brother, Donald R. Peters.

A memorial service to celebrate Jean's life will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with Reverend Jeffrery J. Butz, Officiating.  Inurnment will follow in Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery, Kutztown.  Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

If desired, the family requests you consider a contribution in Jean's memory, in lieu of flowers to: Amedisys Employee 1st Fund, c/o Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.  Memories and condolences may be shared at

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