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Norma J. (Cotic) Hempstead

March 10, 1940 ~ May 18, 2019 (age 79)

Norma J. Hempstead, 79

Lowellville - A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home, Inc., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Christ our Savior Parish, St. Nicholas Church, for Norma Jean Hempstead who passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Hospice House, surrounded by her family. 
She was born on March 10, 1940, in Youngstown, daughter of the late Mickey and Ann (Barcevich) Cotic. 
Norma was a member at St. Nicholas Church and a former member of the church choir and the Altar & Rosary Society. She was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the St. Theresa of the Little Flower Society.
Norma worked at Hills Department Store and the Dairy Queen, and she also worked as a pharmacy tech at the office of Dr. Nicholas Kavoklis.
She enjoyed her crossword puzzles, crafting and traveling. She was most proud of her Croatian and Serbian heritage, which included ethnic music, and her Kums and Kumas.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Charles E. Hempstead; three daughters, Terri Hempstead of Boardman, Michele (John) Chicase of Lowellville, and Jodi (Glenn) Fear of Youngstown; her brother, Robert Cotic; her sister, Evelyn (Mickey) Schepka of Struthers; four grandchildren, Rick and Justin Mozingo and Lindsey and Patrick St. Pierre; and three great-grandchildren, Richard, Cole and Olivia Mozingo; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren. 
In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her grandson, Brandon St. Pierre.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kirila Funeral Home, Inc., 258 Poland Ave. in Struthers. 
Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Hospice House for their kindness and care for  Norma.

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