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Jessie Kamp

Funeral service for Jessie L. Kamp of Jackson, will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The Rev. Jason Shaw will officiate. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Visitation will be Wed-nesday, July 21, 2021, from 9 a.m. until service time.

Jessie, 96, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born near Randles on Nov. 20, 1927, to Charles Samuel and Melinda Lehmann Evans. She and Earl Kamp were married June 24, 1945. He passed away May 14, 2009.

Jessie was a graduate of Jackson High School. She was a tax accountant until her retirement, Jessie and Earl owned and operated numerous businesses in Jackson and had farming interests in Cape Girardeau and Stoddard Counties.

Jessie is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, parents, three brothers (Newton, Doyle and Forrest Evans) and three sisters (Genevieve (James) Bodato, Aline Lange and Marie (J.G.) Haupt).

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

To send an online condolence to the family, visit, then click on the tribute wall tab of Jessie’s personal obituary.

Traditonal gifts, cards and contributions may be sent to the family at McCombs Funeral Home, Inc., c/o Jessie Kamp, 640 W. Independence St., Jackson, MO 63755.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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