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Gloria Kemp White

Profile Updated: August 23, 2012
Residing In: Kansas City, MO USA
Spouse/Partner: James Lee White
Children and Grandchildren: Dianne Maddix (49): Jenay Woods (dtr, 23), Jr year at UMKC, studying to be a pediatrician.
Kelvin More…Kemp (died at 19 in 1984)
Annette Kemp (42): Amaudre Kemp (son, 11) & Aaron Kemp (son, 5)
Occupation: Retired
How did you spend your "working" years, including volunteer work?

Was an Inhalation Therapist for 3 years; Billing Clerk with Retail Grocers for 13 years; Quality Control Inspector with Gasket Engineers for 20 years until retirement in 2007.
Volunteer work included: Speaking engagements with youth in KC pertaining to self improvement; encouraging education; provided religious services to nursing homes; sings in various churches in KC.

What are your hobbies, pastimes, causes, leisure activities?

Assisting elderly and avid spectator in all forms of sports: die-hard Chief's fan, basketball, baseball, etc. Love spending time with grandchildren. Love of sports began with parents-mother was a great basketball player in Elreno, OK; father was in the football league for OK State & he was a boxer and minister for many years. .

What's on your "bucket list"?

I would like to see more families get closer and value those relationships. I would also like to travel to Jerusalem.

School Memories:

Oldest brother, Lloyd Kemp, is in the HPHS "Hall of Fame" and played for K State. My major sports activities were shot put, javelin and discus. I was 2nd in the nation, throwing the basketball 971/2 feet. I held the national record for the shot put-43' 1 1/2"--for 6 years when it was broken in the Jr. Olympics. I lost by only 1/2" going to the Rome Olympics in 1960. I was Rocky Mountain Champion in the shot put.
Teachers: Mrs. Billington (Art); Mrs. Shipman (Home Economics--"Match those darts!"); Mrs. Lawson (music); Mrs. Cleveland; Coach Smith.

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