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Joan Hemmie

Nov 07, 2016

Joan Hemmie, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, died on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in the Iowa City Hospice Unit of Mercy Hospital, in Iowa City.

Per Mrs. Hemmie’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation rites have been entrusted to the Kimzey Funeral Home, located at 213 North Main Street, in Mt. Pleasant.

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Hemmie was born on March 12, 1935, in Unionville, Mo., the daughter of Sammy Ford and Myrtle Elizabeth (O’Donnell) Wells. She graduated from Ft. Madison High School. On Oct. 22, 1955, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Ft. Madison, she was united in marriage to Winsor Mahlon Hemmie, Sr.

She was a longtime machine operator for the former Metromail Corporation, in Mt. Pleasant, from which she retired.

She was a member of the United Church of Crawfordsville.

Joan enjoyed sewing, watching birds and squirrels, and spending time with her dog, her family, and her friends.

Hemmie is survived by her three children, Sam “Tracey” Hemmie, of Crawfordsville; Tonda Costas, of Muscatine; and Winsor (Kelly) Hemmie, Jr., of Lockridge; one brother, Donald (Cheri) Wills, of Mt. Pleasant; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Johnnie Sue Hemmie; a brother, James Wells; and a sister, Mary Riedl.


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