Barbara A. Hempel, age 72 of Hockessin passed away unexpectedly on April 18, 2022.
Born on October 7, 1949 in Clinton, Iowa to the late John and Maxine Hempel (nee Walsh), Barb was a 1968 graduate of John Caroll High School in Bel Air, MD and later graduated from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin with her undergraduate degree in Library Science. Barbara made a career with the University of Delaware in various roles for over 15 years. Barb had many hobbies over the years especially creating designs with her diamond art, shopping, crocheting, and attending local auctions or anything involving animals.
In addition to her parents, Barb is preceded in death by her sister Mary J. Hempel.
Barb is survived by her siblings John Hempel and his wife Margaret of Tucson, Arizona; Diane McGrellis and her husband Joe of Hockessin, Delaware and Margaret Hornberger and her husband Douglas of North East, Maryland. Barb is also survived by her nieces and nephews Johnny, Josh, Jessica, Alison (Robert), Erica (Brock), Matt (Mary), Kevin (Danielle) and Jennifer (Bradley). Barb is also survived by many great nieces and nephews who were devoted to her and her unique ways.
A visitation will be held on Monday May 9th from 10-1045am at Saint Mary the Assumption Catholic Church located at 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin DE 19707 where a Funeral Mass will begin promptly at 11am.
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