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Dennis “Mike” Hempy
Dennis “Mike” HempyFlagDennis “Mike” Hempy, 64 of Prospect died unexpectedly at home on December 21, 2013.   He was born May 6, 1949 in Delaware to the late Frank and Betty (Doyle) Hempy.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Gloria (Stiffler) Hempy.  Also surviving are his daughter, Christi Houseworth, and his son, Eric (Lindsey) Crist, all of Prospect; two brothers, Rex Hempy, Prospect; William (Shelly) Hempy, Delaware; a sister, Carolyn (John) VanEck, LaRue; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Elesa Thompson, Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.

Mike was a loving grandfather to his grandchildren, Ashley and Kaylee, Gavin and Noah, and great-grandchildren, Ethan and Airyana.

He was a sergeant in the U. S. Army, serving in Vietnam.  He was employed for twenty-four years at the Prospect Farmers Exchange.  Mike was an avid Ohio State fan and will be dearly missed by his family and his dog, Tigger.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Sky Hempy.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect with Pastor Bill Snyder officiating.  Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Marion County United Veterans Council.  Friends may call 4 to 7 PM on Thursday at the funeral home in Prospect.

Memorial gifts may be made to the family, in care of Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home to help with expenses.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


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#1 from: Fritz & Arlene Blue
 154 S.Franklin St. Richwood,Oh 43344
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Dear Gloria & family:

I was very surprised to hear of your husbands passing. Even tho we haven't seen each other for several years now I always remember my clients very well.

May you find comfort in God's words and the prayers that those of us are saying for you and children and the grandchildren also. My deepest condolences to you all.

Arlene Blue



#2 from: Bev Tidd
Prospect, Oh.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 4:08 PM

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. Cherish the memories. Take care.



#3 from: Cheryl Oehler
Sun City, Az.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Dear Hempy family,
I was so sorry to read of Mike's passing. Please know that you are all in my daily thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Cheryl



#4 from: mary  kibler
prospect
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 5:53 PM

gloria and family,i'm so sorry for your loss.my late husband thought alot of  him.you are in my thoughts and prayers.



#5 from: Judi and Dave Gast
Marion,Ohio
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Dear Gloria and Family,
You have our deepest sympathy for your loss.
You are in our thoughts.
                     Sincerely,
                     Judi and Dave Gast



#6 from: KEITH P. BECKER
PROSPECT, OHIO
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 6:56 AM

GLORIA, ERIC AND FAMILY:
I AM SADDENED TO HEAR OF YOUR SUDDEN LOSS.
OUR FRIENDSHIP GOES BACK MANY, MANY YEARS.
MAY YOU KNOW THAT MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU DURING THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME.
MAY GOD GIVE EACH OF YOU STRENGTH AND BLESS YOU!

KEITH P. BECKER
PROSPECT, OHIO



#7 from: Bonnie (vanest) Camp
Murfreesboro, Tn
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Gloria,
Ronnie called me last night to tell me the news. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you during this time of sorrow.

Bonnie Camp



#8 from: Beth Sisson
Marion
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 2:10 PM

So sorry for your loss...he was so helpful and a down to earth sweet, always happy guy as we talked, while he loaded 500 lbs hog feed for me! So my thank you to him was the Christmas tray of cookies/candies I gave him in 2012!
He'll surely be missed!      The Sisson family




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