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Maxine Rudolph Kemble

1931 ~ 2021

There will be a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dallas Theological Seminary – George Kemble Scholarship Fund.

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Maxine Kemble, a devoted wife, dearly loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother died peacefully at home with her family.

“Rudi,” as she was known by her many friends, was born on April 14, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to Fort Worth in 1944 when her father became the associate editor of the Cattleman Magazine. Rudi attended Stripling Junior High School and then Arlington Heights High School where, in the 10th grade, she had her first date with her future husband and love of her life, George Kemble II.

Rudi attended Christian Female College in Colombia, Missouri and the University of Texas in Austin where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Rudi and George married after George’s first year of medical school. They returned home to Fort Worth in 1960 where George began his orthopedic surgery practice.

Rudi was a devout Christian who loved her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Her unyielding faith inspired Rudi’s many and varied contributions to the Fort Worth community. Rudi was a founder of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Tarrant County, serving as the group’s first president. Rudi was also a founding member of Bible Study Fellowship-Fort Worth, where she served as the Children’s Program Coordinator. Rudi attended many Bible classes over the decades and was in a prayer group with the same five ladies for 41 years. Rudi was a member of the Fort Worth Junior League, Jewel Charity Ball, The Assembly and River Crest Country Club.

Rudi was preceded in death by her husband, George and her grandson, George Kemble IV.

Survivors: her son, George Clark Kemble III and wife, Laurie; her daughter, Cheslea Taylor and husband, Mark; her grandchildren, Sarah Clemons and husband, Stockton; Amy Fierke and husband, Shelby; Courtney Jackson and husband, Alex; Kori Sibley and husband, Jack; Clark Taylor; Connor Taylor; her great-grandchildren, Stockton Clemons, Jr.; Mercer Clemons; Finley Clemons; Madeline Jackson; Milo Fierke; Max Fierke; Kemble Jackson; James Jackson; Briggs Sibley.