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Dot Klepper


Funeral services for Dot Klepper, 83, of Oklahoma City were held Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Southern Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Ms. Klepper passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Dortha Helen Kemper was born August 22, 1937 in Wanette, Okla., the baby of five children and only daughter born to Charlie Logan Kemper and Sadie Flossie (Oliver) Kemper. Dot was raised in Purcell and attended school there, graduating with the Dragon Class of 1955.

She married young, and to this union, a daughter, Terri was born. By 1974, Dot had settled in Oklahoma City. She started working in sales for OG&E, and retired after more than 20 years of dedicated service.

Family meant everything to Dot. She worked hard to raise Terri, and was never happier than the day she became a grandma to Robert and Brian. She was a woman of great faith, and stayed active in various ministries within her church, Southern Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Dot was a wonderful mother and grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed!

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Terri Newville; grandson, Robert Newville; great-grandchildren, Brooklynn and Jace Newville; her parents, Charlie and Sadie Kemper and her brothers, Chuck Kemper, Charles Kemper, Bill Kemper and Floyd Kemper.

Dot is survived by her son-in-law, Ron Newville and wife, Cathy, of Norman; grandchildren, Brian Newville, Twylla Hester and Nathan Miller; four great-grandchildren, Haley Hester, Hannah Hester, Hank Hester and Kryste Miller; special nieces, Sherrie Hunter, Tenia Skinner, Crystal Burns and Melanie Leathers and several great-nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.  

Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.