Mailman, Signa Violet “Iona’, 77, of Caledonia, Queens County, passed away on Saturday, April 21st, 2012, in the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.
Born in Bridgewater, she was a daughter of the late Hazel (Turner) Kempton.
Iona loved spending many countless hours helping people with their family genealogy and she also enjoyed keeping records of her communities history, having been a former director of the North Queens Historical Society. She also enjoyed woodworking.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Maurice and her stepfather Laurie Kempton.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m., both from Kempt United Baptist Church. Reverend John Boddy officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Kempt. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Maple Grove Cemetery, Kempt or to the Kempt United Baptist Church. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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To the family of Iona,We were saddened to hear of Iona’s passing.She was a great lady to visit and talk to at great lengths about many subjects.She will surely be missed by those who were lucky enough to know her.
leora and bill
iona and us were friends forever we grew up together maybe a few little stits in there but we still remained friends we will miss her very much
so sorry to hear of ionas psssing we grew up together and remained friends all our lives she will be missed
Karen Earley Beliveau
Had not seen Iona in quite sometime but she was part of my childhood, our families visited back and forth often as Laurie and my mother were brother and sister. I do remember wearing some of her hand-me-downs to school . . . . . .
Rest in peace cousin.
Clarke and Belinda Delong
To the family loving family of Iona,our prayers and thoughts are with you all.When talking to Iona at the camp,I liked her very much.Take Care.Clarke and Belinda
sorry to hear of Ionas passing,she is in a better place now.Knew her for years,her stepfather was my Uncle.
webster and shirley whynot says
we will miss you at the camp we had a lot of good times together rest in peace iona
You’ll be deeply missed Iona….thanks for all of the great visits that
we had when I was living in Albany New and all of the great visits
via phone over the past 30+ years and sharing our love of our
~Pauline (Baker-Kempton) Wessell
Sincere sympathy to Iona’s family.
She will be missed by me & my family as she visited twice a month to have her hair appointment for over 30yrs. Most any question could be answered by Iona concerning the history of North Queens.
Rest in peace Iona.
Sympathy to Iona’s family, I will always remember her stories, we shared alot of laughs, she always had so much history to share with me at the store, May you rest in peace now Iona.