Elizabeth L. "Betty" Hammond, nee Gadell, 71, of Cahokia, Ill., born Oct. 10, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo., died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital, East St. Louis, Ill.
Mrs. Hammond was a longtime member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Cahokia, Ill. She worked with Marriage Encounter, Engaged Encounter, and RCIA.
Mrs. Hammond was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Louise Gadell; two sisters, Lorine (Lou) Dieckmann, and Irene (Richard) Kossman; and a granddaughter, Samantha Hammond.
Surviving is her husband, James C. Hammond Jr. She also was the dear mother of Yvonne Hammond of Cahokia, Ill., Patricia (John) Lally of Fenton, Mo., James C. (Janetta) Hammond III of Cahokia, Ill., Steven (Pam) Hammond of Columbia, Ill., Kenneth Hammond of St. Louis, Mo., Terry Hammond of Cahokia, Ill., Cynthia (Mark) Orbik of Lombard, Ill., Mark (Liz) Hammond of Columbia, Ill., Lisa (Sammie) Story of Cahokia, Ill., and Kathy (Dwayne) Daniels of Cahokia, Ill.; dear sister of Francis (Marge) Gadell of Vienna, Va., Marry Ann Frank, Dorothy Barbeau and Norma Jean (Donald) Hoefelmann, all of St. Louis, Mo.; dear grandmother of John, Meaghan Maureen, Tomas Brendan and Devin Lally, Brian and Cheri Somoski, James Hammond IV, Erin, Stefanie and Kyle Hammond, Mark and Michael Orbik and Jacob Daniels; and great-grandmother of Chelsea Somoski. She was our dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, Ill. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2003, from Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, Ill., for an 11:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church, Cahokia, Ill., with the Rev. Gerald Hechenberger officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
BRAUN COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, Cahokia, Ill.
Published by Belleville News-Democrat from May 10 to May 11, 2003.