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Virginia May Hemphill, 91, of Sugar Land, Texas, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017.
She was born on Friday, March 5, 1926, in Dudenville, Mo., to Sadie Polston and Allen Stump.
Virginia was an Avon representative in Springfield, Mo., for 25 years from 1964 to 1989. She lived in Springfield from 1943 to 1989 and in 1989, she moved to Sugar Land.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Calvin Hemphill; her parents; two brothers, Harlin and Floyd Stump; and two sisters, Bernice Garst and Reba Phipps.
She is survived by her two sons, Duane Hemphill, of Sugar Land, and Phillip Hemphill, of Austin Texas; two grandchildren, Robin Browne and Mark Hemphill; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ielene Edmonson, of Bellevue, Wash., and Wanda Kinney, of St. Augustine, Fla.
Family will be receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018, at the Klinger-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine Ave, Springfield, MO, 65804. Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 6, at 10 a.m. at the Paradise Cemetery in Jasper, Mo., with Pastor Allen Phipps officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC, 20090-7251.
Published on December 30, 2017
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