Helen (Collier) Hammer
1927 - 2020
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Helen (Collier) Hammer

Evansville - Helen (Collier) Hammer, 93, died Friday, September 11, 2020. She was born August 13, 1927, in Evansville, Indiana, to the late Guy and Anna (Wolf) Collier.

Helen was an active lifelong member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ. She was a 1945 graduate of Reitz High School and worked at Jerry Robertson's Oil Report, Hoosier Stamping & Manufacturing, and Atlas Van Lines, before retiring from the Knight Township Assessor's Office. She was a long-time vocal supporter of Reitz football, UE basketball, and any sporting event in which her family participated.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ralph Hammer, and great-granddaughter Bayleigh Pauckner.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Collier; son Greg (Jackie) Hammer; daughter Linda (Rick) Hobbs; grandchildren Jenny Hammer, Kris Hammer, Abi (Sam Valenti) Hobbs, Adam Hobbs, and Amaryllis Hobbs; and great-grandchildren Gabe Pauckner, Ethan Pauckner, and Samuel Valenti-Hobbs.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Alexander Memorial Park-Heritage Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mary Hurley with entombment to follow. A livestream is available at 2:55 pm at www.facebooklive/funeralstreamusa.com. Friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the cemetery chapel.

The family would like to thank the West River Legacy staff for their three years of care and support for Helen and the family, and to Heart to Heart Hospice for their end of life support.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's UCC Building Fund and Habitat of Evansville. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Courier Press from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2020.
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September 14, 2020
I was saddened to hear of Helen's death. The Hammer family has been a part of my growing up through our church relationship. Helen was a good friend and I enjoyed her quick wit. She was a generous, caring person and enjoyed being with people. Our Sunday School Class has lost a number of wonderful women in the last few years and she will be greatly missed. I want to share my condolences with the family. Your mother, grandmother, sister certainly left a wonderful legacy through her children!
Pam Buschkill
September 14, 2020
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Thomas Hammer
September 14, 2020
Linda, Rick and family, Helen was such a special person. I remember so many times at church with her. Either in the goalseekers Sunday school class or at the many church events e.g. the chili supper for hanging of the greens. We were lucky to have her in our church's life.
Karen Daniel
September 14, 2020
Thank you for the opportunity to care for Helen - she has left us with wonderful memories over the time we cared for her. Music and exercise always will bring us a little tug on our hearts remembering how joyful and competitive she was! Personally I was thankful to have known her before and was glad to have the connection with her aunt Olivia to reminisce with her.
lisa glahn, west river legacy
lisa glahn
September 14, 2020
Greg, Jackie, Linda, and Rick and the rest of the Hammer family, thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time.
Thomas N Pressley
September 14, 2020
Greg and Linda, Sorry for the loss of your mother. Fond memories of your family and mine, growing up in the neighborhood. Your parents were always kind to us all. May God bless and keep her.
Diane Dunkel Buskavitz

Diane Buskavitz
September 13, 2020
Greg, I'm sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I always liked your parents, they were good people.
Kathy(Nowling) Reeves
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