The Washington Times-Herald


October 1, 2012

Virginia ‘Jenny’ Hembree

March 29, 1923 - Sept. 30, 2012

MITCHELL — Virginia “Jenny” (Sanders) Hembree, 89, formerly of Loogootee, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home in Mitchell. Born March 29, 1923, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Henry and Nancy (Sanders) Truelove. On Sept. 30, 1939, she married Robert Vernon Hembree, and he survives. On the date of her death, Sept. 30, they would have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. She attended Loogootee High School and was a member of the Loogootee United Methodist Church and the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Virginia and her husband were turkey farmers and business owners working in the feed and grain business in Loogootee, Orleans and Mitchell. She retired from the Mitchell School Corporation where she worked 24 years as a cook and dietician. She enjoyed taking care of her family and working in her garden. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Robert Vernon Hembree; two sons, Larry G. Hembree of Orleans and Randall and wife Gina Hembree of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Larry D. and wife Stephanie Hembree of Loogootee, James Randall Hembree of Orleans, Landon Hembree, currently serving with the U.S. Naval Special Warfare in Guam, Lisa R. and husband Brian Ader of Loogootee, and Lyndsee and husband Wes Hawkins of Bloomington; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren, with two more to be born in the near future. She is preceded in death by her parents; one son, James V. Hembree who was killed in Vietnam on Sept. 6, 1967; one great-granddaughter, Lexi Hembree on Sept. 6, 2005; four brothers, Bill, Wilbur, Kenny and Charles Sanders; and five sisters, Ruth Crafton, Helen Taylor, Mary Rayhill, Barbara Asbell and Esther Snider. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial will be in Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

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