Geneva L. Kempston, 92

FULTON, NY – Geneva L. Kempston, 92 of Fulton, went to be with the Lord on Thursday March 8, 2012, at her home following a brief illness.

A native of Oswego, she had resided in Fulton most of her life.

Geneva was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Fulton and a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Pere LeMoyne #833.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert S. Kempston; sons, Richard and Louis Kempston; and brothers, Walter, Vincent and Rev. Philip Lavere.

Surviving are her children, Marcia Kempston, Loretta (Bob) Vayner, Ann (Michael) LaRock, Teresa Kempston, Robert Kempston, George (Dee) Kempston and Walter (Tona) Kempston all of Fulton and Mary (John) LeGrand of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two daughters-in-law, Betty and Gloria Kempston; a sister-in-law, Patricia Lavere; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Church, corner of Rochester and South Third streets, Fulton, with burial and committal services to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton.

There will be no calling hours.

The family requests memorial contributions made to St. Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, Mass. 02110.

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Walt, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, I never got the chance to meet your mom but, I know she was aspecial perrson because she was your mom! Hugs, my fiend !! Bev

  2. Dear Kempston Family,
    As I am sure you all know, your mother was a very special and loving person. I remember meeting her years ago (late 1950s) at the St. Mary’s School Mother’s Club. I also knew her from Catholic Daughters. I, like many of us Catholic mothers, admired the strength and patience she had while raising a large family. She was a role model for many of us. I will keep her in my prayers.
    Arlene Sikes Okoniewski,
    Casselberry, Florida

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