Our sister's earthly journey came to a sudden end this Sunday last past. Kristin Beth Kemp Compton gently passed away during the morning on June 2, 2019. She was born to Joseph C. Kemp and Jewel Edna Kemp on her mother's birthday, May 21, 1959. A lifelong resident of Little Rock, Kristin attended local public schools, graduated from the University of Arkansas and began her life's work as a school teacher. Kristin was little bitty but a mighty force for her pupils. She inspired and influenced the lives of all with whom she came in contact. Many of her students wrote her long after leaving her classroom to report on their progress and to honor Mrs. Compton's impact. Kristin was an athlete. She could jump rope like a boxer for hours. Her joyfulness and playfulness was infectious. She always greeted with a broad and beautiful smile. She loved her many animal companions. She never meet a stranger, befriending all who came into her path. She talked and laughed and talked some more. She loved her many girlfriends and neighbors. They supported and nurtured one another. It takes a village as they say. Yet Kristin reserved her greatest love and affection for her best friend and husband of over 25 years, John Compton. Kristin is survived by her sister, Janan Elizabeth Kemp Honeysuckle, her brother, Hal Joseph Kemp (Ann) and by six nieces and nephews and nine grandnieces and grandnephews. To honor Kristin and to honor her many many friends, the family will receive visitors at Ruebel Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Interment at Pulaski Heights Methodist Church Columbarium will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfunealhome.com.
Published June 4, 2019