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Linn County News
Published March 18, 2015

June Elizabeth Hemphill, 89, passed on March 8, 2015, of natural causes in the home of her daughter in Round Rock, Texas. Daughter of Orie and Pearl Zimmerman, sister to Fern Heckert, June was born and raised in Mound City, Kan.
After graduating from Mound City High School in 1942 she attended Ottawa University.
Married to Jack Hemphill of Joplin, Mo., in 1946, they made their first home in Joplin Mo., and lived on both the East and West Coast during their marriage. She was mother to son Craig Hemphill of Salinas, Calif., and daughter Kelly Hemphill of Round Rock, Texas.
June was grandmother to Craig’s sons Austin and Andrew Hemphill and daughter Jessica Swart. She was great-grandmother to Austin’s two daughters, Sophie and Heidi. June was anticipating the coming birth of Jessica’s first child due this August. June was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an accomplished hostess and generously donated her time and funds to various charities.
June requested to be laid to rest in Mound City, the place of her birth and fondest childhood memories. Beyond her earthly travels around the world and her exciting life of hosting world dignitaries and celebrities, this self-professed farm girl was a Christian and loyal servant to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at the Woodland Cemetery in Mound City, Kan. Visitation will be after the service from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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