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Sylvia Hammond

September 6, 1914 February 10, 2011
Sylvia Hammond
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Sylvia "Sammy" Hammond, 96, of Eureka died Thursday February

10, 2011 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.

Born on Sept. 6, 1914, in Brookfield, Mass. to Edward and Florence (Vine)

Steadman, she married Clarence "Bish" Hammond on Sept. 9, 1939. He

preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1998.

Surviving are 4 daughters, Patricia Warn of East Peoria, Jan (Wally) Johnson

of Issaquah, WA, Susie Hammond of Wolfeboro, NH and Debbie Hammond of

Marengo, IL; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Sammy enjoyed travel, reading, crossword puzzles, bridge, dancing,

singing, canoeing, swimming and her 4 girls. She also loved summering in

Fryeburg, Maine.

Helping others was very important to her. She volunteered at the Eureka Food

Pantry, Eureka Hospital Service Auxiliary, Eureka College Women's Board,

Woodford County Historical Society and the Eureka Presbyterian Church.

Private services will be held this summer in Maine.

Memorials may be made to the Eureka Area Food Pantry, 208 N. Calendar St., Eureka, IL 61530 or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research,

Church Street Station. PO Box 780, New York, NY 10008.

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