Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

May 12, 2014

Vena Kemmer

CROSSVILLE — Nov. 5, 1924―May 8, 2014

Vena Maude Kemmer, 89, of Crossville, passed away May 8, 2014. Funeral services were held May 10 at Homestead United Methodist Church. The Rev. Monica Mowdy, Jon Goodwin, Christopher Poland and Jeremy Carver officiated, with burial in Grassy Cove Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 5, 1924, in Fentress County, the daughter of Bart and Dosha Stockton Kemmer. She worked many years as a supervisor at Roselon Southern and was also a member of Homestead United Methodist Church. She was a very active lady and greatly dedicated to her family. She also loved playing cards with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Jane Poland and her husband, Sonny, of Crossville, and Brenda Kaye Pennington and her husband, Paul, also of Crossville; grandchildren, Salissa Carver and her husband, Jeremy, Christopher Poland, Kemmerlee Pennington and John Paul Davis Pennington; and great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Kaylee Carver. She also leaves a very loving and caring group of caregivers whom the family greatly appreciates, Barbie Brown, Ruth Holman, Sandy Markee, Jan Dunbar, Cathy Jones, Jennifer O'Neal and Constance Spieles.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Davis S. Kemmer; brothers, Ervin Jones and Bart Jones Jr.; and sisters, Dorothy Wheaton, Gladys York, Bernice Norman and Beryle Shadowens.

Serving as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were John Paul Pennington, Christopher Poland, Scott Lansford, Mike Jones, William Boalick, Reggie Rowell, Jimmy Kemmer, Roger York, Bobby Randolph, John York, Gaines Lansford, Jim Kemmer, Danny Kemmer, Hank Kemmer, Pit Kemmer and Randy York.

The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Homestead United Methodist Church Food Pantry or the Grassy Cove Community House.

Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.

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