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Ruth Brandyberry Hammer, age 95, of Erie, and formerly of W. Springfield, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Ruth was born August 16, 1918 in Youngstown Ohio, a daughter of the late Abraham R. and Idora Bauman Brandyberry.

After graduating from Millcreek High School, she married Roland L. Hammer on April 17, 1937, in Ripley, New York. Later she attended Ora Jean Beauty School and graduated in 1956. She opened her own beauty salon in her home in West Springfield, which she operated for over fifty years.

Ruth was a member of the East Conneaut United Methodist Church and was formerly a very active member of the West Springfield Baptist Church, where she was President of the Missionary Society, taught Sunday School, and sang in the church choir.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roland Hammer in 2008; a son, Richard R. Hammer in 1999; also by a sister, Margaret Davis; and brothers Wilbur, Blaine, Simeon, Abraham, and John Brandyberry.

She is survived by a daughter Muriel Hackett of Erie; seven grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; fifteen great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m., at the Edder Funeral Home, Inc., 309 Main Street East, Girard.

Memorials may be made to "Love a Child in Haiti" 12411 Commerce Lakes Drive, Fort Meyers, FL 33913.

To send condolences visit www.edderfuneralhome.com.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on May 17, 2014
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