Geneva Rae Klempa

November 16, 1929 - October 9, 2017

11/16/1929 - 10/09/2017

Past Services

Thursday October 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Friday October 13, 2017
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions
Friday October 13, 2017
1:00 pm
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Geneva Rae Klempa, 87 of  Wheeling, WV formerly of Bellaire, OH died Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling, WV.

She was born November 16, 1929 in Bellaire, OH, the daughter of the late Orphy R. and Antoinette DeBlasis Ricer.

Geneva was a retired employee of the former Ohio Fireworks and a member of the St. John Catholic Church both of Bellaire, OH. She was an active member of the Class of 1947 Reunion Committee and a former member of the Elks Lodge 419 Aux.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “Jake” Klempa on January 15, 1995 and one daughter, Lorrie Jo on August 29, 1985.

Surviving are her children, Orphy M. (Mary Jo) Klempa of Wheeling, WV, Joseph (Debi) Klempa of Windsor Heights, WV, John F. (Gina) Klempa of Wilmington, Delaware, Rae Antoinette (Kim) Scott of Shadyside, OH and Geneva M. (Craig) Blacker of Bellaire, OH. Also fifteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH on Thursday from 2 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 1 pm at the St. John Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Heusel, as Celebrant. Interment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lorrie Klempa Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Good Shepherd Patient Activity Fund by going to “”

Share your thoughts and memories with Geneva’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer. com.

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The Major Kimbro Family
6 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to the Klempa Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Patti Barnabei
6 years ago

Dear Klempa Family: your mom was such a dear lady and wonderful West Bellaire neighbor. I just learned of her passing late this evening. May The Lord provide you comfort, knowing that she is with Him and your loved ones. Sending prayers of faith. Love, Patti ( Giannetta ) Barnabei and Joe

Patti Barnabei
6 years ago

West Bellaire neighbor and Girl Scouts

Smoke and Joyce Liberati
6 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the whole Klemperer family.

Michelle Coss
6 years ago

Orphy, Mary Jo & family,

So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all during this difficult time! Mike, Michelle, Peyton & Colton Coss

Dennis R Albaugh
6 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Klempa. Denny Albaugh

Marlene Yoho
6 years ago

Nate so very sorry to hear of your grandmothers passing a big hug to you and your family in our prayers Phyllis And Marlene

Steve and Shirley Sabatina
6 years ago

To the entire Klempa family–immediate and extended–especially to Orphy, Jr. and his family, our dear friends and former neighbors, words cannot describe the sadness we are feeling for you at this time. Please accept our sincerest sympathies and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of grief.

Cathy Sharpsky Piazza
6 years ago

Orphy and family, Mike and I want to extend our sympathy in the passing of your Mother. Very nice lady. I will always remember the 4th of July parties at your home with your family. May God wrap his loving arms around you at this sad time. You will be in my prayers

Toni A Chieffalo
6 years ago

Sorry for your loss, I am glad I got to meet her recently she was a very lovely lady.