Marion V. Hemphill-Palmer, 93, of West Liberty, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 19, 2019, at Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty.
She was born in Lima on Feb. 28, 1926, to the late Henry H. and Mary Edna Horner Turner. Her mother died when Marion was just 10 days old, so she was raised near Huntsville by her grandparents, Charles Marion and Abbie Catherine Turner.
Marion married Oris J. Hemphill on May 27, 1944, in Belle Center and he preceded her in death May 1, 2010, after 66 years of marriage. She married Gene M. Palmer on March 31, 2012, in West Liberty and he preceded her in death Nov. 7, 2016. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Jean Roberts; brother, Richard Turner; sisters, Mary Eleanor (Raymond) Beacom, Alice (John) Lee; half-brothers, Thomas Turner, Lee Turner and Ed Turner; and half-sister, Barbara Cooley.
Marion is survived by children, Dorothy (Barry) Allen of Harrod, Susan (Mike) Clum of Elida and Richard (Carol) Hemphill of West Liberty; son-in-law, Mike (Deb) Roberts of West Liberty; 13 grand- children; 27 great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Shirley Micks of Westerville; half-brother, William Turner; stepchildren, Micah (Lori) Palmer of Bellefontaine, Nancy (Michael) Patterson of Galena, Paul V. (Linda) Smith of Middleburg and Larry Smith of Colorado.
Marion graduated from Huntsville School in 1944, received her bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Northern University in 1966, and her master of education in 1980 from Wright State University. She retired from Indian Lake Schools, where she taught English from 1966 to1991. After retirement, she taught ESL at Honda Transmission Manufacturing from 2002 to 2008, when she and Oris sold the farm they lived on for 59 years and moved to Green Hills Community.
Marion was a member of the Huntsville Presbyterian Church, where she played piano and organ for 77 years. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma International and the Logan County Retired Teachers Association.
Calling is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine. Pastor Ben Beres officiates the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Huntsville Presbyterian Church. A private family burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Huntsville Presbyterian Church, 6490 Fruit St., Huntsville, OH 43324.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.