Nancy Kempf Obituary, Death – Nancy Kempf has peacefully passed away in her sleep in Naples, Fla. Nancy lived a long and full life, touching many people’s lives in unusual and loving ways. She met Tom at Jeffersonville High School, and he would go on to become her life partner. After marrying, Nancy was blessed with four children, and she began her first career as a devoted (albeit extremely busy) mother. Following that, she began a professional career as Deputy Voter Registration and Records Administrator at the Jeffersonville Court House under the direction of John Gelhaus.
She was instrumental in the formation of T. Company Kempf Inc., a local construction and development firm, and the U-Stor-It Mini-Warehouse chain are both owned by the parent company. Nancy and her husband Tom ran a successful business for many years, leaving an indelible mark on the local community in a variety of ways. Nancy had a wide range of interests that she pursued over time. She was an animal rescuer who assisted in the rescue of numerous dogs, cats, a billy goat, several chickens, and one pig! The establishment of the Clark County Youth Shelter is another of Nancy’s most cherished and significant accomplishments. Tom, her husband, and she shared a passion for fishing throughout their marriage. These fishing trips took place all over the world, including Florida, Acapulco, the Great Lakes region, and Canada, resulting in a plethora of fantastic stories.
Nancy was an avid sports fan who supported Jeffersonville High School, Indiana University, and the University of Notre Dame. Nancy spent her later years enjoying her wonderful home in Naples, Florida, which she shared with Tom, and spending time with her many friends from “back home,” including her two cats, Murphy and Charlie, and her pet schnauzer, Abby. Her husband of 62 years, Thomas William Kempf, Sr., and their four children, Thomas Kempf Jr. and his wife Patty, Susan LeMay and her husband Chris, Steven Kempf, and Kathy Kempf, survive her. Nancy also leaves behind eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Kenneth and Katherine Snodgrass of Port Fulton, Indiana, both died before she was born.