Fanny Mae's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Fanny Mae Hemphill, 93, passed away after a short illness on April 29, 2015 at The Aroostook Medical Center, Presque Isle. She was born January 29, 1922 in Easton, Maine the daughter of Florence and Erlon Libby.

She spent her early years in Easton and graduated from Easton High School. Fanny Mae was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all. She taught us all the true meaning of love and family. She had many hobbies and interests. She spent many years helping her husband Frank run their farm and later they traveled and explored, including trips to Alaska with their motor home.

Fanny Mae is survived by two sons; Judd Hemphill and his wife Diane and Jeff Hemphill and his wife Anne both of Presque Isle, two daughters; Sheila Kinney and husband Don of Cranston, RI, Karen Rittal and her husband Jim of Orono, seven grandchildren - Eric Hemphill and his wife Kelly, Greg Hemphill and his wife Kim all of Presque Isle, Chris Kinny and his wife Kara of Newburyport, MA, Tim Kinny and his wife Giuliana of Rumford, RI, Craig Hemphill and his wife Michele of Fort Fairfield, Leanne Hemphill Candura and her husband Jeff of Bethel, Aaron Rittal and his wife Jennifer of Orono, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Frank Roland Hemphill and her brother Judd Libby.

The Hemphill family would like to thank the staff at Leisure Village and Hospice of Aroostook for their kindness, thoughtfulness and professionalism.

There will be no funeral services at this time. A celebration of her life, will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Grant Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 992, Presque Isle, ME 04769 or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at
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