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Karmaleta Joy HEMPEL

October 1, 1945 - August 17, 2016

Obituary


Karmaleta Joy Hempel, 70, entered Heavens gates on August 17, 2016. She was born in Enid, Oklahoma on October 1st, 1945 to Alva Thomas and Thelma Belle (Walters) Hill.

She grew up in Kingfisher, Oklahoma on the family homestead farm and graduated from Kingfisher High School in 1963. Karmaleta graduated in the top 10% of her class from Central State College, with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree on July 24th, 1966. She was an elementary school teacher for thirty three years in the state of Oklahoma and retired from Mid-...

Karmaleta Joy Hempel, 70, entered Heavens gates on August 17, 2016. She was born in Enid, Oklahoma on October 1st, 1945 to Alva Thomas and Thelma Belle (Walters) Hill.

She grew up in Kingfisher, Oklahoma on the family homestead farm and graduated from Kingfisher High School in 1963. Karmaleta graduated in the top 10% of her class from Central State College, with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree on July 24th, 1966. She was an elementary school teacher for thirty three years in the state of Oklahoma and retired from Mid- Del Schools in 1999. Karmaleta was an active participant in her professional teachers' association of KKI and a long time member and participant in her support group. She was a long standing member of Del City Church of Christ attending for more than 45 years.

Karmaleta was preceded in death by her parents; A. Thomas and Thelma B. Hill; and step-son, David H. Hempel. Survivors include her loving husband, Timothy R. Hempel, of Choctaw, Oklahoma; and her devoted sister, Twila Williams; children, Nick and wife, Lindsay Cargal, Michael Hempel, Aaron Cargal, Amber and husband Greg Scarberry, and Larry Don Cargal. Grandchildren, Nikko and husband Jason Johnson, Brady Cargal, Grant Hempel, Rayson and Timothy Williams, Lauren Cargal, Jacob and Joshua Hempel, Haden and Kaya Scarberry, Layla Hartwigh; and nephews, Seth and Neal Williams. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Karmaleta loved her friends and family with a fierce loyalty. She loved her students and her Christmas tree was decorated with their handmade ornaments for years. Her service was to God first, family second, and job third; in that order. Karmaleta's middle name, Joy, was descriptive of her attitude towards life. Even in her battle with cancer she made her choices with courage and faith. She always trusted in God to carry her through. She was a Proverbs 31 woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the City Rescue Mission, 800 W. California Ave, OKC, OK 73106. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Del City Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Arlington Memory Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.eisenhourfuneral.com