Karon Marie Kempfer
Karon Marie Kempfer, (a.k.a. Mrs. Enstice to many students), 72 years old, of St. Cloud, FL, departed her loving family on October 18, 2020, with her children by her side, after a battle with cancer.
Karon was born in DeKalb, IL at St. Mary’s Hospital on July 11, 1948, to the late Forest Struthers and Betty (Holmes) Pippen. As a young girl Karon was a baton twirler as well as, a Marlyn’s Majorette for many Parades. Karon graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1967, then attended beauty school. She later moved to Melbourne, FL and became a Teacher’s Assistant at Sabal Elementary as well as, Explorer Charter School. Karon touched many children’s lives. She volunteered many of her summer’s helping families and children in need.
Karon loved the outdoors. She was an avid deer and hog hunter but most of all, loved turkey hunting! She also worked with F.W.C., managing the collection of wildlife specimens at Triple N Ranch Wildlife Management Area with Biologists. She was part of a research program where she tagged and tracked sharks. One of her favorite places to be was at the beach. She enjoyed summer nights watching the sea turtles nesting.
Karon was married to Richard Kempfer who passed away, October 17, 2011. She is survived by her (3) children, Glen Enstice (Wife – Kristi, Children – Parker, Ciera & Levi), Susan Scott (Husband – Benjamin, Children – Waylen, Lane, Victoria & Haley), Sandra Kempfer (Husband – Bear, Children – Courtney, Wes & Wade) and her significant other, Dave Holloway. Sister and Brothers – Sharon West (her twin), Ruth Ann Begalman, Jodi Tolimier, Doug Thompson, Tony Sharp & Michael Sharp as well as, a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Karon is proceeded in death by her brothers, David Struthers and Michael Thompson and sister, Lori Jo Struthers.
The funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., November 7, 2020, at the Deer Park Kempfer Ranch family cemetery. Following with be a celebration of life at the family camp. For all who would like to attend, the location is: 6254 Kempfer Rd., St. Cloud, FL 34773. (Proceed to cemetery by following signs)