Sister Delores (Charles Marie) Kemper
posted on: Monday, October 2, 2017
Sister Delores (Charles Marie) Kemper, O.S.U., 83, died on Saturday, September 30, 2017, in Louisville. She had been an Ursuline since 1953. Daughter of the late Mary E. Adams and Raymond C. Kemper, Sr., she graduated from St. George School and Ursuline Academy, held a Bachelor of Elementary Education degree from Ursuline College and a Masters of Arts degree from Spalding University. In 1975 she received Montessori Certification from the American Montessori Society.
Sister Delores taught for 19 years in Louisville Catholic schools: Holy Spirit (1955-56), Holy Trinity (1956-1957), St Elizabeth (1957-1960), Our Mother of Sorrows (1960-1962), St. George (1963-1967), Pope John XXIII Consolidated/St Martin and St. Augustine (1967-1971), and St. Joseph (1972-1975) and one year in Sidney, Nebraska (1962-1963). She then was a teacher and administrator at the Ursuline Montessori School from 1975 until 1994.
In 1995 she joined the faculty of Kennedy Montessori School (part of the Jefferson County School System) for five years. She also served as a mentor to Montessori interns from Xavier University, Cincinnati, and Louisville area universities. She volunteered at SS Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Nazareth Home – Clifton, Kids Café Enrichment Program and St. Joseph Home for the Aged.
Her sister, Phyllis Kemper Block, and brother, William Kemper preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother, Raymond Charles Kemper Jr. (Mary Helen), and sisters, Mary Rita Kemper Horn (Robert) and Gerry Kemper Gardner (Kenny), sister-in-law Evelyn Kemper, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her community of Ursuline Sisters and Associates.
Visitation will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road, on Thursday, October 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a Vigil Service at 7p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 6, at 11 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bosse Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ursuline Sisters and mailed to the Mission Advancement Office, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.