Emily Hampshire
Gent Funeral Home
2409 State Street
Alton, IL


ALTON — Emily Ikue-Rose Hampshire gained her wings on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 and became our sweet angel.

Born on Oct. 22, 2004, Emily spent the 14 years of her life making everyone around her smile. She was a bright student always reading and writing, ready to learn more. Emily was a graceful dancer, cheerleader, and liked to play volleyball. She also loved to sing and act.

Emily will be missed by many, but most of all by her mom and dad, Amber (Woolsey) and Zach Hampshire; her little brother and best buddy, Ethan, 9; grandparents, Don and Sally Woolsey of Jerseyville and Jo and Jerry Hampshire of Godfrey; two special uncles, Dr. Derek Woolsey and Alex (Julia) Woolsey. She also leaves behind Aunt Mary and Uncle Jimmy Woolsey, Uncle Ryan Hampshire, and four cousins, Morrison and Arlo Woolsey and Quentin and Jack Hampshire, as well as a "village" of extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Hope Hampshire.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at The Bridge Church in Alton. Reverend Steven Helfrich will officiate. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Godfrey.

Memorials may be made to the family to give to charities that were important to Emily. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.

Published by The Telegraph from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2018.
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November 25, 2018
The loss of Emily is painful and it will be hard at times trying to express to others how you really feel. Those who love you understand and will be by you to help you through this most difficult time. (Proverbs 17:17)
November 13, 2018
My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving words at John 6:40 console your heart.
November 11, 2018
Delores and Don sends sympathy to Jo and Jerry. My daughter Kami McDonald was one of her best friends. We care and know it is hard on your family. God be with u during this time.
Delores Westfall
November 7, 2018
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