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Debra Hemp

March 24, 1953 — September 24, 2021

Debra Hemp, 68, of Clifton passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 at AMITA Health St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee. Debra was born on March 24, 1953 in Park Rapids, MN, the daughter of Durl and Mary Etta (Sartain) Loy and they preceded her in death. She married Rick Hemp on August 12, 1972 in Clifton and he preceded her in death on November 25, 2020. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Kathleen Perzee.

Debra is survived by three sons, Jason (Cara) Hemp of Normal, Chad (Amy) Hemp of Clifton, and Anthony (Katherine) Hemp of Chebanse; two sisters, Nancy Ford of Vienna and Judy (Jim) Bailey of Ashkum; two brothers, Kenneth Loy of Florida and Darin (Gina) Loy of Kankakee; and seven grandchildren, Wesley Hemp, Tori Hemp, Sydney Moore, Isabelle, Clayton, Lorne, and Lena Hemp.

Debra was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Clifton where she served on the Alter Guild. She worked at Clifton Hospital, Prairieview Lutheran Home for twenty years, Village Inn, the Loft in Ashkum, and Russ and Rosie's. She was a Den Leader, member of the Clifton Jaycees, and had her Dietary Manager Certification.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021 also at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton with Rev. Joel Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Danforth Cemetery in Danforth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Clifton.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Knapp Funeral Home - Clifton

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