Karon Marie Kempfer

Born on July 11, 1948 in DeKalb, Illinois.
Departed on October 18, 2020 in St. Cloud, Florida

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)

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Rhonda Dickinson from Vernon wrote on October 24, 2020:
So sorry to hear of Karon's passing. She was a wonderful person & an inspiration to many.
Waldo Hanke wrote on October 24, 2020:
Our prayers go out to the family. Love to all
Ellen Crume from Melbourne wrote on October 23, 2020:
Dear Glenn, Sandy, Susie and family, Karon was a dear friend and co-worker. She had a smile on her face for everyone. She worked tirelessly helping children learn to read and be successful in school. My hope is that you all keep her memory alive by what you all do so well, loving your family and friends. She was so proud of all of you. She will leave an empty place in this World, but she will always be in your heart. With much love to you all, Ellen Crume
Sue & Bob French from Melbourne wrote on October 23, 2020:
Glenn Bob and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you say Goodbye to your mom.
janet zarpaylic from Melbourne wrote on October 23, 2020:
Iam deeply sorry she was my light during our times together she was so amazing and will be missed.
Alice Ramsey from Kissimmee wrote on October 23, 2020:
I am so sorry for the family and all that loved Karon. She touched many lives, one being mine. I will always remember the last conversation we had. She had a tender heart and loved deeply. Prayers for all. Matthew 5:4 KJV Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. ❤️🙏, Alice
Janice Del Buono from Indialantic wrote on October 23, 2020:
It sounds like she had a very interesting life. Lots of fond memories for all of you.💐🌺🌹
Patrick & Jane O’Brien from Port Saint Lucie wrote on October 23, 2020:
We are praying for you and your family! Love, Pat and Jane O”Brien

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