Marie Ruth Hemphill

October 1, 1933September 27, 2020
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Marie Ruth Kopycinski Hemphill, daughter of Walter and Theresa was born October 1, 1933 in Richmond, TX. She departed this life on September 27, 2020 at her home in Houston, Texas four days short of age 87. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Robert Hemphill on June 6, 1953. Together they reared three children.

Marie loved her family and enjoyed all the wonderful times together at their Houston home and family farm in East Texas. She was an active member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Altar Society for over 35 years. She loved flowers, reading, playing games with family and friends, and going to the casino.

Marie is survived by her husband of 67 years, Robert Hemphill; three children Robert A. and Joy Hemphill of Spring, Texas; Terri and Chris Picard of Sugarland, Texas; Donna Hemphill and Jana Ostergrant of Pearland, Texas; eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Marie’s family would like to Thank Visiting Angels, especially Shirley, Katrina and Patsy.

Visitation will be Sunday Oct 4th from 4pm to 6pm with the Rosary starting at 5pm at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home on 1200 W. 34th Street, Houston, TX.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 5th at 11am at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 3600 Brinkman Houston, TX with Father John officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway Houston, TX.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 4, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Sunday, October 4, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 5, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, October 5, 2020


Marie Ruth Hemphill

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Katie Hemphill

October 5, 2020

Much love to you, Nana.

Margie Kopycinski

October 5, 2020

I have good memories of our trips to the casinos, going to Branson and Nashville, and going to opening day at the deer lease. We always had a lot of fun.

Brenda Laymance

September 29, 2020

Wonderful memories: It was always nice to hear about the trips that my parents, Walter and Margie Kopycinski, took with Marie and Bob Hemphill. This one was to Branson in December 2003.

Linda Urbanek

September 29, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love for your family during this difficult time.

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