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Thelma M. Hammer
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Obituary for Thelma M. Hammer

PEORIA- Thelma “Marian” Hammer, 94, of Peoria, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Aperion Health Care with her daughter by her side. Thelma was a nursing home resident since January 2016 and had lived with her daughter and her family since 2003 in Peoria.

Thelma was born November 4, 1923 in Peoria to the late Arthur and Umeda (Welsh) Hammer. She had one brother, the late Eugene Hammer of Bartonville, Illinois.

A loving mother and grandmother, Thelma is survived by one daughter, Susan (Steven) King of Peoria: three grandchildren, Amanda King, Madison King and Stephen King II; one nephew, Kevin Hammer and one niece: Cassandra (Bill) Blankenship of Mapleton, Illinois.

Thelma worked at Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO) in Peoria, retiring as a Blueprint Technician in 1986. She had prior work experience at Hiram Walker, Wertz and Flynn and A& B Transfer.

Thelma loved to draw, and focus on her many collectibles including coins, jewelry, antique pottery and dishes, arrowheads, and precious stones. She had a zest for life, fighting spirt, and overcame many medical obstacles over her time. She was very devoted to her parents, her daughter, and her grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Thomas E. Taylor officiating. The visitation will be on Friday at Wilton Mortuary from 4 to 7 p.m., and an additional service will be held one hour before services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow the burial at the home of Susan and Steven King.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o Neighborhood House, 1020 S. Matthew, Peoria, IL 61605.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

22

Dec

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

Visitation

Saturday

23

Dec

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
St. Vincent DePaul Church

6001 N. University Ave.
PEORIA, IL 61614

Service

Saturday

23

Dec

10:00 AM
St. Vincent DePaul Church

6001 N. University Ave.
PEORIA, IL 61614

Cemetery Details

Location

Springdale Cemetery

3401 N. Prospect Road
Peoria, IL 61603


Memorial Contribution

Meals on Wheels c/o Neighborhood House, 1020 S. Matthew, Peoria, IL 61605

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