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Sharon Ruth Hemby, age 69, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at her residence.
She was born on April 14, 1948, in Pittsburg, Kan., to Theodore Hemby and Vivian (Dyer) Hemby. Sharon was an EMT for many years.
Sharon is survived by her sisters, Carol Fox, of Joplin, Rebecca Bigby, of Joplin, Cheryl Patton, of Carterville; brothers, Theodore Hemby, of Alton, Mo., Robert Hemby, of Portland, Ore., Joseph Hemby, of Blackwell, Okla.; along with several other family members and friends that she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, David Hemby; and two sisters, Sandra Collins and Diane Hopper.
The family will have a memorial service on Thursday, September 21, at 4 p.m. at the Parkwood Senior Apartments, 1200 North Rangeline, in Joplin, with Pastor Jay St. Clair officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to God's Resort, in Joplin, in her memory.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, in Webb City.
Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.
Published on September 20, 2017
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