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Violet Hempstead

Violet Alice Hempstead, 100, of Brooksville, Fla., formerly of Bloomington, passed away 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2018) at her home.

Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Violet was born June 7, 1918, in Bloomington, a daughter to Emil and Frieda Gottschalk Miller. She married Merle Hempstead on Nov. 21, 1945, in Bloomington. He preceded her in death in 1972.

Surviving are her sons, Jeffrey (Janet) Hempstead, Columbia, Mo.; Douglas (Betty) Hempstead, North Carolina; and Gregory (Karen) Hempstead, El Paso; grandsons, James (Amanda) Hempstead, Gridley; Rod (Sheena) Hempstead, El Paso; and Matt (Angeline) Hempstead, Downs; 10 great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Kyle (Jim) King and Nita Kritkowsky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle Hempstead; grandson, Thomas Hempstead; brother, Charlie Miller; and sister, Edna Schroeder.

Condolences and memories of Violet may be left for her family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.

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