Mrs. Betty Hemming, 91, of 1429 Silverthorne Drive, Quincy, died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday (May 5, 2012) in her home.
Born May 13, 1920 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Betty was the daughter of Coker and Fannie May Bowman Doran. She married Earl Hemming on November 12, 1938 in Monticello, Misouri. He preceded her in death on August 5, 1989. She and her husband celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 12, 1988
She attended LaBelle grade school and two years of high school. Her family then moved to a farm north of Fowler, IL, She graduated from Mendon Township High School in 1938. She and her husband then lived on a farm east of Meyer for many years before moving into Meyer. She taught Sunday School at the Meyer Community Church and drove a school bus for Mendon School District No. 4. She served as an election judge for twenty six years and was an active member of the Meyer Community Church Club and the 4-H Club. Betty was also an Avon Representative for 37 years in the Lima-Meyer and Quincy area. After losing her home in the flood of 1993 Betty moved to Quincy and joined Madison Park Christian Church. She enjoyed the Every Ready sunday school class at church, the Friday mornings breakfast group, taking vacation trips and being a part of the Red Hat Ladies. She especialy loved family gatherings and having the kids and relatives to visit.
Survivors include; three sons, Gary Hemming and his wife Christy of Quincy, Earl Dean Hemming and his wife Nila of Ursa and Neal Hemming and his wife Toni of Quincy;two grandchildren, Lisa Hugenburg and her husband John of Springfield, MO and Avery Hemming of Quincy; three great grandchildren, Alexis Hugenberg, Nicholas Hugenberg and Austin Hugenberg all of Springfield, MO. Also surviving are serveral loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers Delbert and Samuel Doran and two sisters Marie Bare and Hazel McGinnis.
A memorial service will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 at Madison Park Christian Church with Pastor Keith Ehresman officating. Inurnment will be in New Providence Cemetery near Ursa.
Visitation will be held Saturday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the Church.
Memorials may be made to Madison Park Christian Church, the Salvation Army or the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.