LAKELAND - Gertrude "Frances" Hamm, 89, of Lakeland, passed away Dec. 21, 2012 due to natural causes.
Frances was born in Brooklyn, NY, and moved here to Lakeland in 1987 from Cleveland OH. She worked for a time as a school nurse in Monroe, CT, prior to moving to OH where she retired as the Director of Nursing at Hillcrest Hospital in Lyndhurst, OH after 17 years, and then moved to Lakeland and began working here at Watson Clinic for 14 years before retiring in 2002. She was an avid reader of Christian publications, and was a member of the North Lakeland Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joseph; a son Stephen and his wife Katie of Paradise, CA; a daughter Susan Kirby and her husband Barry of Nashville, TN; a sister Uldine Clark; and 5 grandchildren.
Memorial services will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at the North Lakeland Presbyterian Church at 1:00 pm.
Arrangements by Gentry-Morrison, Northside.