Jeanne Kemper

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Jeanne Rose Kemper, nee Bauer, 87, of Belleville, IL, born July 10, 1934, in East St. Louis, IL, died Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Mercy Rehab & Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Kemper was employed at the St. Clair County Assessor’s office before her retirement.  She was a devout Catholic and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose, nee Musser, Bauer; a granddaughter, Kayla Bagwell; and six siblings, John Bauer, Alex Bauer, Deloris Nissen, Raymond Bauer, Mary Ann Sinovic, and Joseph Bauer.

Surviving are six children, Karen (Dave) Small, Michael (Julie) Kemper, Daniel Kemper, Gary (Kim) Kemper, Kathy (Chris) Stanczyk, and Kayce (Mike) Bagwell; 13 grandchildren, Matt (Melanie) Small, Chris Small, Danny (Jamie) Small, Andrew (Courtney) Kemper, Kiley (Danny) Frazier,      Geoffrey Kemper (Madeline Elbe), Nick Kemper, Jack Kemper, Max Kemper, Katelynn Stanczyk, Chris (Heidi) Bagwell, Kelcey (Alex) Link, and Ethan Bagwell; five great-grandchildren, Kinsley Kemper, Jordan Small, Ava Bagwell, Brooks Bagwell, and Beckett Link; six siblings, Herman (Linda) Bauer, Rosemary (Jim) Gomric, Betty Lou (Carl) Sudja, Henry (Sharon Lou) Bauer, Danny (Marcia) Bauer, and Patsi (Ron) Padgett; two sisters-in-law, Geri Bauer and Ester Bauer; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL.

Funeral:   A memorial mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL, with Fr. James Nall officiating.

Private family burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL, at a later date.



2 Comments on Jeanne Kemper

mary said : administrator Report Apr 30, 2022 at 12:15 PM

My condolences go out to the entire family. Jeanne, rest in peace. You will be missed. From, Anita Hunt

  • Belleville
  • Il
Bobby Bauer said : Guest Report Apr 30, 2022 at 9:20 AM

So sorry to hear about aunt Jeany. May your faith in God help guid you through this difficult time.

  • Rotonda West
  • Florida

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