Lillie Kem

Monday, January 28, 2002

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Lillie Mae Kem, 79, of Bloomfield died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at her home.

She was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Canalou, Mo., daughter of the late John Rufus and Emma B. Sanders Chaney. She and Warren Randolph Kem were married Nov. 8, 1942. He died July 7, 1974.

She was a longtime resident of New Madrid County, Mo., and had been a member of the First Christian Church at Matthews, Mo.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Randolph Kem of Jefferson City, Mo.; three daughters, Wanda Standridge of Bloomfield, Randena McMillen of Kewanee, Mo., and Kathy Walters of Sikeston, Mo.; a brother, Harry Chaney of Matthews; two sisters, Helen McLaurin of Mount Vernon, Ill., and Lala Duke of Dogwood, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson and three brothers.

Friends may call at the Ponder Funeral Home after 5 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Tom McCanless will officiate, with burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.