Saturday, October 24, 2015

Norma I. (Schlechty) Hembree (October, 17 2015)

Norma I. (Schlechty) Hembree, 67, of Palestine, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on October, 17 2015 in Plant City, Florida. Norma was born on May 2, 1948 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Bobby and Mabel (Waymire) Schlechty.

Norma graduated from West Mont High School. She was a member of the Palestine Church of Christ. Norma worked as a sales associate at Walmart. She enjoyed camping, stain glass, garage sales, her garden, but mostly spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Norma is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hembree.

Norma is survived by a son, Jesse Sleppy of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Jeanna (Sleppy) and husband Mike Bragg of Palestine, Ohio; grandchildren, Brandon Parrish and Tyler Bragg; brother, Duane and wife Marcia Schlechty of Palestine; sister, Roberta Clayton of Greenville; numerous step children, numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren as well as many extended family members.

A celebration of Norma's life will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Palestine Church of Christ in Palestine, Ohio with the Rev. Mike Simmons officiating. Family and friends may visit from 1 - 3 PM, also at the church. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. Family request memorial contributions be given to the Palestine Church of Christ or a breast cancer foundation of your choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to the family at