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Friday November 15th, 2019
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Saturday November 16th, 2019

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Deanna Kempker Wilbers

Deanna Kempker Wilbers, age 46 of Taos, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia.

Deanna was born November 1, 1973, in Mexico, Missouri, a daughter to James and Linda (Bruemmer) Kempker of Centralia.

Deanna was a 1992 graduate of Centralia High School.  She was also a graduate of Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City with a degree in Dental Assistance and was a Smile Consultant. After she left the Dentistry field, she enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom. 

On July 16, 2011, she was united in marriage to Randy Wilbers at Lake Tahoe, California.  He survives of the home.

Deanna was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Taos and a volunteer at St. Francis Xavier School.

She was known as “Momma D” by all the children either at her house or at the school where she volunteered.  Deanna was an avid supporter of her children’s sporting activities, never missing a game.  She was a Kansas City Chiefs football fan, she loved being outdoors, enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking. However, her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. 

In addition to her spouse and parents,  Deanna is survived by: four sons, Connor and Browdy Wilbers of the home, Jordan Whelan of Sedalia, and Stephan Whelan and his wife Miranda of Sedalia; two grandchildren, Chandler and Bryden Whelan; three brothers, Steve Kempker and his wife Barbie of Hallsville, Brian Kempker and his wife Kerri of Macon, and Brad Kempker and his wife Cindy of Centralia; two sisters, Michele Anderson and her husband Brian of Macon and Andrea Kempker of Centralia; Paige Kempker, a very special niece; along with many other nieces, nephews and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Wilhelmina Kempker and maternal grandparents, Leonard and Mildred Bruemmer.

Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Taos. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Fr. Michael W. Penn as the celebrant.  Interment will follow in the St. Francis Xavier Parish Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Connor and Browdy Wilbers Education Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)  www.mortonchapel.com

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My deepest heartfelt sympathy to Deanna's husband and sons, to her parents and siblings, and the entire Bruemmer family. Many thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this tragic time.

Carol Feltrop Nov 15 2019 12:00 AM

Randy, I'm so sorry to hear of Deanna's passing. May God comfort you and the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons.

Cathy Niekamp Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deanna Kempker Wilbers

Cindy Nov 13 2019 12:00 AM

A The Color of Memories Table Arrangement was ordered on November 13, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Nov 13 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your family member she will be missed

Jamieneuner Nov 13 2019 12:00 AM

A Basket Garden was ordered on November 13, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Nov 13 2019 12:00 AM

The planting of a memorial tree in Deanna's honor was ordered on November 13, 2019

Memorial Tree Nov 13 2019 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry Randy! My thoughts an prayers are with you and all the family, in this time of sadness.Blessings to all. Jeanie Dudenhoeffer

Jeanie Dudenhoeffer Nov 13 2019 12:00 AM