Margaret (Hall) Hemphill

Margaret (Hall) Hemphill passed away in Somers, New York, on September 8 at the age of 96. She was born to Ross and Rita (Lewis) Hall on Jan. 6, 1923, in Marshalltown, Iowa. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1941 and on May 28, 1944, married James F. Hemphill who predeceased her.

During her 88 years in Iowa, Margaret worked as a secretary, a salesperson in a dress shop and for many years was the librarian at the Gutekunst Library in State Center, Iowa. She was active in the Methodist Church, P.E.O. and Meals on Wheels. She has lived for the last 9 years with her daughter in Mahopac, New York, where she enjoyed reading, puzzles, church, chair Zumba at the local Senior Center and seeing her great grandchildren, Gabrielle and James Pecoraro.

Margaret is survived by son Jeff (Susie), son Jim (Sarah) and daughter Judy Maier; by grandchildren: Douglas (Cathy) Maier, Elizabeth (Mike) Pecoraro, Meredith and Caroline Hemphill and Bill and Tim Hartman. There will be a memorial service in Mahopac, New York and a graveside service and burial in Marshalltown, Iowa.