Eleanor A. Kemp, 96 years, of Sturgeon Bay passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Skilled Nursing Facility of Door County Medical Center.
She was born July 4, 1923 in St. Paul, Minnesota the daughter of the late William Burton and Clara (Bartow) Legg. Ellie graduated from Fenger High School in Chicago the class of 1940. She enjoyed singing in the high school choir, taking ballet class and riding Harleys in her younger years. Ellie worked for Western Union in the Chicago Loop as a key punch operator until her marriage to Lester Arnold Kemp on November 26, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1982. She was a familiar face at Bay Pharmacy where she worked at the checkout and helped with merchandising.
Ever since high school she loved music and singing and was an accomplished pianist.
She was an active member of the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church for 70 years where she sang in the church choir, was active in various women’s circles of the church and helped 15 years with the community food program, Loaves and Fishes. Ellie enjoyed sewing, knitting, and attending hearty conditioning classes at the Y. She was a prolific writer who authored many poems.
Survivors include her two daughters, Jill (John Gunn) Kemp of Wisconsin Rapids, and Cory Kemp of Cincinnati, OH.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Lester; son, Kraig; and her brother, Burton (Joanne) Legg.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday (September 28, 2019) at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp, Sr. officiating. Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home and at the church Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 10:00 a.m.