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Jessica Tate (Hempel) Anderson, 43, of Ainsworth NE


Jessica Tate (Hempel) Anderson, age 43 of Ainsworth, Nebraska, passed away April 20, 2017, at Faith Regional Health Services in

Norfolk, Nebraska. She was born April 3, 1974, in Ainsworth, Nebraska, to Richard and Anita Hempel.

Jessica grew up with an older sister (Julie) and younger brother (Jared) in Long Pine, Nebraska, where she attended grade school

and junior high. She had a very active small town childhood, hiking, tubing the creek, playing basketball, and hosting the famous

Hempel slumber parties. She attended Ainsworth High School graduating with the class of 1993. While in high school, Jessica was

active in FHA and choir. She had the voice of an angel and loved to sing. As an adult one of her favorite things to do was sing

karaoke. Throughout her life she sang for many events and enjoyed gathering around the piano with family for Christmas carols.

On March 23, 2002, Jessica married Kevin Anderson. They lived in Bancroft, Nebraska, and were blessed with two children, Seth Tate

and Alex Anita. In 2008, Jessica returned to Ainsworth with the children. She kept busy with friends, family, school activities

and work. Most recently she worked at the D&B Cafe in Ainsworth. Her coworkers were an extended family for her.

Jessica loved fishing and camping her whole life. Her family has many wonderful memories of time spent at the lake with the whole

family, Grandma and Grandad included. She also enjoyed going out to bingo with her friends. She was a collector of many things

including, cobalt blue glass, tigers, and kitties.

Jessica was preceded in death by her grandparents Philip and Marie Hempel and Perry and Phyllis Campbell. She is survived by

children Seth and Alex Anderson of Ainsworth; parents Richard and Anita Hempel of Ainsworth; sister Julie (Todd) Taylor of Long

Pine; brother Jared Hempel of Ainsworth; friend Derrik Grupe and family of Ainsworth; 2 nieces, 1 great niece and numerous aunts,

uncles and cousins.

Memorial Service

Thursday, April 27
11:00 AM   

Church of the Nazarene
253 N. Elm St.
Ainsworth, NE 69210
(402) 387-2012

Hoch Funeral Homes, Inc. in Ainsworth is in charge of arrangements.

Jessica Tate Anderson

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About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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