Shirley A. Hempel, age 74, of Eaton, OH passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Vancrest of Eaton Health Care Center. She was born September 20, 1947 in Highsplint, KY to the late Roy and Lucy (Benge) Smith. Shirley attended Stivers High School in Dayton, OH. She was a “go to every game” kind of mom with broad interests covering a spectrum that included boating, watching the sun set over Paint Creek at her Lakengren home, reading, stargazing and owning a small bookstore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Betty Stamps. She is survived by her husband Lawrence Hempel of Eaton, OH, her sister Barbara of Troy OH and her Sons David and Mark Lewis, grandchildren Vincent, Samuel and Rachel Lewis and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 10:00 am until time of funeral service at 11:00 am at the Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH. Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Humane Society of Preble County. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.