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Elizabeth Hazel "Lizzie" Hammer

June 9, 1919 - August 4, 2018

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hazel Hammer, 99, of Winchester, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Randolph Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Winchester.

She was born on June 9, 1919 in Atlanta, IN, the daughter of Charles and Grace (Honnold) Law.

Elizabeth spent most of her life in Delaware and Randolph counties,…READ MORE

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hazel Hammer, 99, of Winchester, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Randolph Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Winchester.

She was born on June 9, 1919 in Atlanta, IN, the daughter of Charles and Grace (Honnold) Law.

Elizabeth spent most of her life in Delaware and Randolph counties, and also lived in Alanson, Michigan for a time.  She was well-known in the community by many people as Aunt Lizzie.  She would laugh and say “that’s ok, I’ll be your aunt”.

Mrs. Hammer worked in dry cleaning plants for over 70 years of her life in Michigan, Muncie, Winchester and Farmland.  Elizabeth cleaned and pressed many drapes that were taller and heavier than she ever was, but her quality of work was outstanding.  She loved her job and always put her best into all of her work.  Elizabeth worked up until she was in her late 80’s at a dry cleaners in Farmland.

In 1937, she became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was baptized that summer in Wheeling, Indiana.  Elizabeth stood firm for what she believed down to her death.  Until the flag salute issue was settled by the Supreme Court in 1943, she lost employment over the issue.  She also found out that her decision to become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses was not going to be easy because of her neutrality.  Charles and Elizabeth kept their lives simple in order to be able to preach and teach the good news of God’s Kingdom, as Jesus preached.  This was one of the most joyous times of Elizabeth’s life.  She was always happy when she was talking about the Bible.  She made it her goal to read the Bible daily and to share what she had read to others, and for this, she was also well-known by others that she shared her faith with.

She is survived by her son, Bill Savage (Rachel) of Farmland; two grandsons, Butch Savage and Larry Savage (Lu Ann), both of Farmland; nine great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends that she made while living in Randolph Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

In addition to the death of her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hammer; one brother, Denzil Law; and three sisters, Eva Lou Haines (Evelyn), Ellen Hutchens, and Leoma Bailey; a half-sister, Glendola Case; a half-brother, Wilbur Law; and two step-sisters, Belle Tucker and Hattie Thompson, (who happened to be her first cousins too).

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4501 N. Walnut Street, Muncie.

Family and Friends may call at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4501 N. Walnut Street, Muncie, from Noon until service time at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

Address:

4501 N. Walnut Street
Muncie, IN 47303


Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

Address:

4501 N. Walnut Street
Muncie, IN 47303


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