Stanley Kent Kemmish Sr., 56, died unexpectedly at 6:48 a.m., Thursday, May 28, 2009 at John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis, after suffering a heart attack that morning. He was born in Phoenix on July 27, 1952, the son of Claude "Bud" and Gladys (Campbell) Kemmish. Stanly grew up in Phoenix, and entered the U.S. Army at a young age. While in the service he spent time stateside, as well as Germany & Korea, and was honorably discharged after 14 years of dedicated service. In 1997, he moved to Jersey County from Colorado Springs, Co., and was currently employed as a phlebotomist at John Cochran VA Hospital. He married the former Corrine Braundmeir on Oct. 31, 1987 in Granite City, and they have shared the past 21 years together. Surviving are his wife, Corrine; his mother Gladys Underwood of Mesa, Az.; four children & their spouses, Earleem & Greg Johnson of Lake Geneva, Wi., Stanley Kent Kemmish Jr. of Redwood City, Ca., Bobby & Allyson Cochran of Alton, and Kristina & Bob Trabucco of Cape Coral, Fl.; four grandchildren, Christine, Bradley, Peyton & Casey; three brothers, Billy Kemmish, Mike Kemmish & Jim Showalter all of Phoenix,; and two sisters, Aprile & Wendi Sue both of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Les Showalter. Visitation will be from 2 until time of funeral services at 5 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Frank Dewitt will officiate, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military honors. Cremation will take place after the services. Memorials may be given to the Thoms H. Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.
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