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Barbara Hammes Obituary
BARBARA june hammes, 92 ROCKFORD - Barbara June Hammes, 92, of Rockford passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Wesley Willows Health Center. She was born August 28, 1921, in Champaign, Illinois to Kenneth Lund and Esther (Nofftz) Lund. She married Robert Hammes Sr. on June 6, 1944, in Rockford, Illinois. Barbara was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, where she was involved in the senior programs for a number of years. She volunteered for special needs programs including Barbara Olson School of Hope, Page Park School, Camp Sunshine and as an active mentor to parents of Down Syndrome children. She was also a past member of Macktown ladies golf league where she enjoyed many years of golf with her friends. Barbara was a 1939 graduate of Rockford Central High School, and was a member of every class of '39 reunion committee for 70 years. Survivors include sons, Richard (Leslie) Hammes of Ocala, Florida, Robert (Anne) Hammes Jr. of Rockford, Dave (Val) Hammes of Rockford, Daniel (Wendy) Hammes of Parker, Colorado, John Hammes and his fiancée, Rebecca Reynolds-Carr of Rockford; daughter, Carole Hammes of Rockford. Grandchildren, Kenneth (Jessica) Hammes and their children, Sara, Isadora, and Freya-Ella. Kevin (Adena) Hammes and their children, Aiden, Emily and Carter. Keith (Denise) Hammes and their children, Kayleigh and Dustin. Matthew Hammes, Beth (Scott) Day and their children, Keira, Nora, and Kaitlyn. Michael (Annie Lancaster) Hammes, Deanna Hammes, Deborah (Ryan Roum) and their children, Addison, Thomas, Henry and William. Joanne (Stephen) Beagles, Josh Hammes, Rachel (Drew) Szaryc and their children Esther and Elizabeth. Rebecca Hammes, Ruth Hammes, Abigail Hammes, Hannah Hammes, Zackery Olson, Daulton Hammes, Taylor Hammes and Abigail Carr. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Hammes Sr. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2400 Bell Ave, Rockford, IL 61103. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, IL 61103. Visitation also from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday in the Parish Center at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials to Gi Gi's Playhouse. 8801 North 2nd Street Machesney Park 61115. Share online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from July 17 to July 18, 2014
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