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Marie Eva Richards Hempel

Bassett, Rock County, Nebraska, USA
Death 15 Feb 2001 (aged 86)
Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 161005875 · View Source
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Marie Eva Hempel, 86, of Grand Island died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at the Nebraska Veterans Home.

Services were held Thursday. Further services will be held at a later date in Long Pine.

There will be no visitation. Mrs. Hempel's body was cremated.

Mrs. Hempel was born July 1, 1914, in Bassett to John and Flossie (Heath) Richards. Her mother died when she was young and an aunt and uncle, George and Ada Curtis of Bassett, became her guardians. She graduated from Bassett High School in 1933.

She married Philip Hempel on Jan. 17, 1946, in Marysville, Kan. They made their home in the Bassett and Long Pine area, where she worked in the restaurant at the old hotel. She and her husband moved to the Nebraska Veterans Home several years ago. Mr. Hempel died Dec. 6, 1992.

She was a member of the Methodist faith.

She enjoyed playing bingo, cards and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include four sons, Alan of Grand Island, Richard and James, both of Long Pine and George of Boaz, Ala.; one daughter, Jeanne (Mrs. Bruce) Allen of Seligman, Mo; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth of Kimball; and stepbrothers and stepsisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Glenn and several stepbrothers and stepsisters.

The Grand Island Independent, Feb. 16, 2001


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