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John A. Hemme

January 18, 2022 — January 18, 2022

John A. Hemme

John A Hemme, 78, of St James MO Passed away January 13, 2022, at Phelps Health in Rolla, MO.


John was born September 1,1943, in St James to the late Arthur and Gertrude (Moreland) Hemme.

He attended St. James High School. He was PVT E2 (P) in the US Army Reserves from 1967 to 1972.

John spent the majority of his working career as a carpet layer in the Ames IA area. John enjoyed working on cars and any form of building and remodeling.

On August 5, 1961, John was united in marriage to Janet Deal in Ames, IA. They had two children, Michael and Kelli. He married Janet Lingelbach Hemme on February 14, 2006, she preceded him in death on July 17, 2020.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Gertrude Hemme, a brother-in-law Charles Backman and a niece Debbie (Backman) Trujillo.

Survivors include son Michael (Faith) Hemme of Fremont NE, Daughter Kelli (Andrew) Buttermore of Nevada IA. Granddaughter Hope (Brett) Pierce of Fremont NE, and 3 Grandsons Aaron Hemme of Fremont NE and William and Alex Buttermore of Nevada IA. Sister Vera Backman of Jefferson City MO, and Brother Gene (Charlette) Hemme of St James MO. One great granddaughter Brooke Pierce and one great grandson Drake Pierce as well as nieces and nephews and many friends.

There will be no services at this time. There will be a private family burial at a later date.

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