A.M. Hempy, age 87, of Rushsylvania, Ohio passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Rushsylvania April 9, 1930, to the late Myron Grabiel “Bud” and Mabel (King) Hempy. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister Betty Jean Schrader.
On February 20, 1954, A.M. married the former Connie Brugler and she survives along with their five children, Bob (Randy Sue) Hempy of Greenwood, South Carolina, Bill (Sharon) Hempy of North Lewisburg, Ohio, Beth (Doug) Meyers of Apopka, Florida, Brenda (Tim) Forrest of Milford, and Barry (Jessie) Hempy of Rushsylvania; fourteen grandchildren, Tori Hempy, Courtney (David) Hughes, Arik (Anne Marie) Hempy, Shelby (Paul) Smith, Stacy (Shane) Everhart, Chelsea (Bob) Morris, Brad Hempy, Amber (Tony) DiSalvatore, Aaron (Mandi) Meyers, Ashley (Daniel) Miranda, Logan Forrest, Lucas Forrest, Landon Forrest, and Mitchell Hempy; eleven great grandchildren, Claire, William, and Margaret Hempy, Myah and Colton Everhart, Aubree and Kaylee Morris, A.J. and Ava DiSalvatore, and Reagan and Roslynn Meyers; a brother, Richard Lee (Joy) Hempy of Hixson, Tennessee; a brother-in-law, Allie Schrader and many nieces and nephews.
A 1948 graduate of Rushsylvania High School, A.M. was a lifetime member of the Rushsylvania Presbyterian Church. A.M. worked hard all his life. He was a farmer, worked at Rockwell in Bellefontaine for seventeen years, a financial advisor for IDS Financial, and served as a Rushcreek Township Trustee for twenty eight years. A.M. owned race horses and enjoyed harness racing, traveling, and most especially spending time with his family.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.
Pastor Scott Miller will officiate the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral service.
Burial will follow the funeral service at the Rushsylvania Cemetery in Rushsylvania.
The funeral arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.
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