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Joann Delay


Joann Delay, age 81, of Columbus, died Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Monterey Health Care, Grove City.

She was born Oct. 21, 1934, in Columbus.

Joann was retired from White Castle, a former member of Derby Garden Club and a member of Sterling Chapter #74 O.E.S.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Carl Hemphill and Ada (Walker); husband, Ralph Delay; sisters, Mary Tolbard and Nina Patterson; and brothers, Ruffie Hemphill, Woody Hemphill and Ernie Hemphill.

She is survived by her son, Huck Hemphill of Grove City; niece (like a daughter), Sheila Taylor; twin sister, Barbara Moorehead of Florida; grandsons, Brock Charles (Samantha) Hemphill of Circleville, Kyle Chance Hemphill and Sean Ian Hemphill, both of Rochester Hills, Michigan; great-granddaughter, Chloe; brother-in-law, Frank Tolbard of Columbus; niece, Mindy Tinsky of Columbus; nephew, Steve Tolbard of Columbus; sisters-in-law, Judy Hemphill, Jeannie Hemphill and Mary Lou Hemphill; special friend, Hilton Kunselman of Canal Winchester; many nieces and nephews; and good friend, Danielle Harvel.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Porter-Tidd Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling. A memorial service will begin at that time with Pastor Braden Workman officiating.

Visit www.tiddfuneralservice.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal