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A.M. Hempy

A.M. Hempy, 87, of Rushsylvania, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Rushsylvania, Ohio on April 9, 1930 to the late Myron Grabiel “Bud” and Mabel (King) Hempy.

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, Beth (Doug) Meyers of Apopka, Florida, Brenda (Tim) Forrest of Milford, and Barry (Jessie) Hempy of Rushsylvania; 14 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; 11 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. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister Betty Jean Schrader.

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 17 years, was a financial advisor for IDS Financial, and served as a Rushcreek Township Trustee for 28 years. A.M. owned race horses and enjoyed harness racing, traveling, and most especially spending time with his family.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Pastor Scott Miller will officiate a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 15th at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Rushsylvania Cemetery in Rushsylvania, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made, in A.M.’s memory, to Universal Home Health and Hospice Care, 701 S. Main Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311, Rushsylvania United Methodist Church, 152 Rush Street, Rushsylvania, Ohio 43347, or the Rushsylvania First United Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 347, Rushsylvania, Ohio 43347.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.

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