GEMPERLINE John Joseph Gemperline, 93 years old, lifetime Portsmouth resident, peacefully passed away October 3rd, 2021, surrounded by his lifetime sweetheart of 72 years, and his loving family. John was an avid golfer, followed the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially at birthdays and during the holiday seasons. John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret (Nee McNamara) Gemperline and four brothers and sister-in-laws: Albert (Mary), Robert (Helen), Howard (Eileen) and Edward (Jan) Gemperline. John is survived by his lifetime sweetheart, whom he married October 8th, 1949, Sarah (Nee Shy) Gemperline of Portsmouth, from this loving marriage six children still survive. Three sons and daughter-in-laws: Gregory (Maureen McCon) Gemperline of Huntertown, IN, Barry (Laura) Gemperline of Lancaster, PA, Daniel (Kathy) Gemperline of York, PA, three daughters: Kathryn Gemperline of Delaware, OH, Nancy Gemperline of Portsmouth, OH and Jo Ellen Keaton of Portsmouth, OH, one brother and sister-in-law, Eugene (Bernadine) Gemperline of Cincinnati, nine grandchildren: Gabriel (Kiki) Gemperline, Emma (Stephen) Clouse, Rachael (Andy Flannigan) Gemperline, Gwen Gemperline, Danielle Gemperline, David Ratcliff, Derek (Mindy) Ratcliff, Kyle (Allison) Keaton, Katie (Taylor) Dyer, and five great grandchildren: Stella Ratcliff, Oliver Ratcliff, William Meck, Carolyn Dyer, and Kasey Dyer, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Celebration of Life Gathering & Service will be held on Friday, October 22nd, 2021, at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Service at 3:00 PM, all at Christ Community Church, 2433 Twenty-fifth Street, Portsmouth, OH. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to SOMC Hospice, in John's honor. The Gemperline family would like to thank the staff of SOMC Hospice, especially Sarah and Mary, who provided such wonderful care for their father. Please visit www.fcdaehlermortuary.com to leave special memories of John or condolences for his family.
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