Eloise Reese Kemp, 85, of Higden, Ark., went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her sons Gary Kemp, Carroll Kemp, and her infant daughter Carolyn Kemp; two sisters Helen Burks and Ruby Collier, two brothers Charles Reese and James Reese.
She is survived by her daughter JoAnn Wanat (Bob) of Higden, Ark.; two borthers Rufus Reese (Marilyn) and Freed Reese (Sylvia) both from Ulysses, Kan.; sixe grandchildren, Cheryl Cox, Chuck Lunsford, Shawna Gillim, Corey Kemp, Jaime Kemp, and Susan Kemp; 10 great-grandchildren; her church family at Sugarloaf Baptist; her best friend Dorothy Warren; her traveling buddies “The Bucket List Girls”; and a host of nices, nephews, friends, and other family.
Eloise will always be remembered for her sweet and gentle spirit, her spunk, and zest for life.
She loved her family, her church, Bill Clinton, Kenny Rogers, and Wheel of Fortune. She was very adventurous, loved to travel and sight-see, and hade made it to 46 states. She was retired from the Arkansas School for the Deaf after 19 years of service and had also worked at Timex.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greers Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 1264, Greers Ferry, Ark., 72067; or her church. Please send Eloise’s family messages of love and encouragement; and share memories of her at www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com