Bernard E. "Gene" Kemper, 74, of Columbus, formerly of Royalton, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital. Gene was born Feb. 3, 1938 in Gallia Co., Ohio and was the son of the late Samuel and Minnie (Wiggins) Kemper. He was a member of Pilgrim Holiness Church in Ashville and former construction worker for Porter Drywall.
He is survived by four grandchildren, Richard (Brandy) Salyers of Galloway, Darrell (Amanda) Salyers of Stoutsville, Idra Salyers of Lancaster and Trista Salyers of Circleville; twelve great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Everett Kemper, Sam (June) Kemper and Margie Griffith all of Gallia Co. and special friend Carolyn Willison of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Kemper; daughter, Cindy Lou Salyers; five sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Rev. Ervin Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Amanda Twp. Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.