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Patricia A. Kemarly

March 25, 1944 — March 13, 2022

Patricia A. Geisler Kemarly, 77, of Onarga was called home by her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 13, 2022. She passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 25, 1944 in Pontiac, the daughter of George and Elsie (Tilstra) Geisler. She married Donald J. Kemarly on February 4, 1963 in Peterson, VA and he preceded her in death on April 27, 2019. She was also preceded in death by her parents, George Geisler and Elsie Geisler Kunce.

She is survived by her children, Shirley (Dale) Melton of Derby, KS, Steve (Angel) Kemarly of Gilman and Kevin (Tyler) Kemarly of Valdosta, GA and as Pat would say her "fourth child", Marva Stauffer of Onarga; one sister, Sharon (Ron) Henrichs of Danforth; one brother, Russell (Marilyn) Geisler of Onarga; two grandchildren, Ashley Motes of Missouri and Megan Kemarly of Gilman; and several nieces and nephews.

Pat served in the United States Army. She worked at Louis Melinds for 12 years. Pat was a member of the Onarga United Methodist Church. She served as the Trustee Chairman, accomplishing the installation of the elevator. She "got" things done. Pat always helped someone in need with nothing in return. She loved Christmas, especially seeing people's faces when opening their gifts. Pat enjoyed her yard, mowing, weeding, landscaping, and keeping things neat. She enjoyed her porch, watching and talking with people. Pat was a "people" person and was loved by all and everyone has a "Pat story".

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga. Rev. Elizabeth Reis will officiate. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2022 at the Onarga Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Onarga American Legion Post #551.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Family's Wishes.

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

9:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

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