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Genevieve Barkulis Hammer


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Genevieve Barkulis Hammer

Germantown, TN

Genevieve Barkulis Hammer, 90, of Germantown, Tennessee passed away after a brief illness on February 9, 2017. Mrs. Hammer was born to Gust Barkulis and Mildred Louise Thornton Barkulis in Chicago, Illinois on June 10, 1926. She graduated from Chicago's Roosevelt High School, Class of 1944. Upon graduation, she worked as a book keeper for the General Dynamics Corporation in San Diego, California before marrying the love of her life, Ralph Edward Hammer. After moving back to the Chicago area, she and her husband welcomed their daughter, Kathleen, and raised her in Arlington Heights, Illinois for twelve years before moving to Germantown, Tennessee. Mrs. Hammer enjoyed time spent caring for her family, traveling, spoiling her grandchildren and pulling for her beloved Chicago Cubs.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hammer was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Hammer; her sisters Arita Barkulis Carrion and Helen Barkulis; and brother, George Barkulis. She leaves her daughter, Kathy (Tim) Verner of Germantown and two grandsons, Taylor and Nick Verner.

Services for Mrs. Hammer will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Poplar Avenue with visitation from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM with the funeral service beginning immediately after. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Hammer encouraged donations to .
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 19, 2017
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