Carolyn “Cam” Kempton

October 14, 1952 ‒ October 24, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

Carolyn “Cam” Kempton, age 63, of Fredericktown passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at her home.  Cam was born October 14, 1952 in Orange, New Jersey to the late William Wright and Jean (Burger) Rodgers.

Cam graduated in 1970 from Westlake High School and then in 1974 graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelors’ degree in Sociology.   She had worked for the American Red Cross in Cleveland, the accounting firm of Campbell and Rose in Mansfield, First Knox National Bank in Fredericktown and she was as substitute teacher for the schools in Knox and Richland Counties.  Cam was a dog lover and an active member of the local dog rescue; she was an avid reader and was dedicated to reaching out to the challenged student.

Cam is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, William; her sons, Randy Kempton and Adam (Jennifer) Kempton; and her sister, Susan Rodgers (Rob) Fleming.

The family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St, Fredericktown.  A private memorial service will be held at a later time with Pastor Ken Kinley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local dog rescue in Carolyn’s memory.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Carolyn “Cam” Kempton.


  • So sorry to hear about Cam……our prayers and love to Bill and all of the family…. God be with you all…..May she rest in peace

    Ed and Frances Schlairet

  • Tony & I are deeply sadden by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Cam’s family. She was a wonderful lady. May God grant you peace in your time of sorrow.

  • We were sorry to learn of Cam’s passing. Our paths hadn’t crossed for awhile but
    I have good memories from talking with her at school. May your special memories
    provide comfort during this difficult time.

    Chris and Dick Well

  • Don and I extend our deepest sympathy to Bill and the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Wishing your family strength and comfort. Cam was always so willing to come in to sub at the school, never complained about the last-minute call, and always had happy comments to share about her family. Thoughts of her always make me smile.

  • We are sorry to hear about Cam. Our sympathy is with you at this time. I have fond memories of both Adam, Randy, and the family when the boys were in preschool.
    Ray and Pat Davis

  • Bill we are so sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dan & Janet Burden

  • Sorry for your loss and we will always remember how nice of person Cam was. Our prayers are we your family.

    Bill & Barb Burger

  • Harry and I will sure miss Cam..she has been a neighbor and a friend for over 30 years..she had a heart of gold..and dearly loved her family and doggies..Pug-a-Bella and Herbie..and they loved her as well…RIP will be missed and I hope you once again are able to get out and go as you loved to Bill, Randy, Adam and Jen..we are here for you !!!

  • Coach Kempton, please accept condolences and prayers from my family on the passing of your wife. May God hold her and your family in the palm of His hand.

  • I have fond memories of chatting every day after school with Cam while we waited for Adam and Becca. She was such a positive, funny lady, who usually had a dog under her arm while we talked! Our thoughts are with your family during this time of loss.

  • To Bill and Family – Very sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Coach Kempton-

    I am so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. I remember her as a kind hearted woman who always had a smile on her face. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Bill, so sorry to hear about Cam. It has been a long time. You and your family are in. our thoughts and prayers

  • Dear Bill and Family,
    I was so sad to hear of Cam’s passing. I will remember the many times we spent at wrestling matches and also all the times Ron and I talked to her while shopping for concession stand items at Sam’s. It was a pleasure to know her. May you remember all of the good times that Cam, you and the boys shared thru the years. God Bless You.

  • Bill and family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and comfort you with memories.

  • So sorry to hear of Cam’s passing – Our thoughts are with the Family @ this time.

  • Coach Kempton so very sorry to hear about your wife’s passing. I had to read obituary twice to connect the name because I always knew her as Mrs Kempton. I have fond memories of her being in the gymnasium @ Bellville and bringing your boys when there were practices and sporting events. Praying for you and all your family~ God Bless

  • Bill, Randy, Adam and Jennifer,

    So sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. Cam was always so good to Chris
    when he went to your house as she was to everyone! I always enjoyed
    visiting with her! Our thought and prayers go out to all of you.

    Sincerely Jim and Susie

  • To the Kempton Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the loss of Cam. Cam was a very passionate individual who loved her family. Although our association was short lived with the JABC Baseball season, we truly enjoyed her spirit and love of the game.
    The Ron Nelson Family
    Ron, Linda, Todd, Erika, Kipp, Brittany, Lahna, Ronnie Noelle, Blakely Sue, Luke, and K.J. and Addison and Parker Dunnington

  • Mr. Kempton ~ my deepest sympathies to you and your boys. So many memories of grade school gym class when your wife and boys would come to visit you. Praying for comfort for you all.

  • Bill,
    I am so sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Kempton’s,
    I have many great memories of Mrs. Kempton (Cam once I became an adult!). Very sad to hear the news. I will fondly remember Cam as a teacher and for all the big hugs she would give when I would see her!


  • Bill,
    So sorry to hear of Cam’s passing. Prayers for you and your family.

    John and Diana

  • R.I.P. Carolyn, and my deepest sympathies to her family. Forever missed and never forgotten Isaiah 25:8

  • Bill, Randy, Adam and Jen:

    My heartfelt condolences to all of you. Cam was certainly a very special “one of a kind’!
    I will greatly miss my reading buddy and our long conversations. I have so many wonderful memories of our walks with the schnauzers. I know she’s walking with them again!

    Love and Prayers,

  • Cam was always cheerful and a delight to spend time with.
    Prayers and thoughts to the family.
    Deanna Shira-Tackett (mother of Brian and Lindsy Coleman)

  • Forgive me for not being able to attend the calling hours for Cam. She was always a joy to be around and we were soo lucky to have her substitute teaching skills. I know she subbed for me several times (I didn’t miss a lot) and always did an excellent job. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your sons during this heartfelt time. Hugs