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Karen Kae Schemper
August 24, 1953-November 24, 2021
Karen Schemper obit pic
Karen Kae Schemper, born August 24,1953 sadly went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on November 24, 2021.          
   Karen was raised in Ripon, where she lived for 50 years.  She worked for over 20+ years in elder care at Bethany Home and Beth Haven where she worked her way up the ladder from nursing assistant to administrator. She was a faithful volunteer at the Ripon Fire Dept. and was awarded a lifetime membership.            
   Karen was a natural caregiver, never said no to donating her time, and loved hosting parties and events for all her loved ones, family and friends. She was generous to a fault and never dropped out of a commitment she made even while battling breast cancer multiple times. Karen and Bob briefly lived in Lampasas, Texas where she enjoyed being close to her daughter and son-in-law. This is where she was blessed with her first grandchild. She loved being a “Nana”. In her final years she resided in Modesto where she thoroughly enjoyed donating her time to her church people in need and spending time with her son his wife and grand daughters.
   Karen was proceeded in death by her parents, Mearl and Alta Mae Thompson and her husband and best friend Robert “Bob”. She is survived by her daughter, Audra (Cameron) Albert of  Williamsburg, Virginia and her son, Clayton (Mary Beth) Schemper of Oakdale. Karen was blessed with four beautiful granddaughters, whom she adored, Madison and Maeysn Albert and London and Lily Schemper. She leaves behind her siblings, Sheryl (Robert) Van Groningen, Judy (Jake) Kamper-Oosterman, Tina (Marty) Van Houten and Steve (Sheila) Thompson, sisters-in-law Judy (Harold) Groetsema, Annette (Mike) Weintz and
brother-in-law Ward (Yvonne) Schemper, and many nieces and nephews and cousins who were all dear to her heart.  
   A memorial service will be held at Community Christian Reformed Church in Oakdale, 131 West “F” St., Oakdale at1 p.m. followed by a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Christian Reformed Church in Oakdale or Interfaith Ministries in Ripon.


Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Wednesday, December 1, 2021