Thursday, June 24, 2010

Frieda May Hemphill, 73, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010, in her home.

She was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Aurora, the daughter of Harold and Harriet Frankie (Marion) Thurman. On May 14, 1954, in Aurora, she was united in marriage to Thomas Lee "Tom" Hemphill, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Thomas Lee Hemphill, Jr. and his wife, Kim, of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Gary Lynn Hemphill, of Shell Knob; one sister, Harriet Burnham, of Shell Knob; and two grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Rex Thurman.

She grew up and receiving her education in Aurora, graduating from Aurora High School. She resided in Michigan several years, where she was a secretary for Mercy Hospital in Port Heron, Mich. Five years ago, she and Tom moved from Danville, Va., to Shell Knob to make their home.

No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

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