1933 — 2022
Clifford Lee Zempter, 88, of Chillicothe, died peacefully on October 4, 2022. Cliff was born December 11, 1933, in Portsmouth to Henry Lee and Dora Mae (Jones) Zempter. He graduated from Minford High School in 1952 and attended Ohio University and Rio Grande College, where he was a member of the 1952-53 undefeated national championship men's basketball team. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and met his wife of almost 65 years, Edith Gaylene (Irwin) Zempter, while stationed in Spokane, Wash. They returned to Scioto County in 1958, where they remained until moving to Chillicothe in 2003. Cliff retired from Norfolk Southern (previously Norfolk & Western) Railroad after 30 years in...