Vera Hammond

Born: Sat., Sep. 13, 1930
Died: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
Location: White Oak Cemetery


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VERA HAMMOND, AGE 86

Vera Mae Hammond, 86, of Olney, IL formerly of Oblong, IL passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.

Vera was born on September 13, 1930 to Richard “Earl” Hayden and Samantha Marie (Rankin) Hayden. On February 25, 1950 she married Thomas L. “Tom” Hammond who preceded her in death on March 24, 2010.

Vera was a homemaker. She graduated High school in 1948 in Poseyville, IN. Vera was a member and officer for the Fur Takers of America Auxiliary. Vera loved to read, watch hummingbirds and do needle point.

Vera is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Vickie and Mike Rennier, Olney, IL and Judy Wells and Terry “Bear” Clatfelter, Marshall, IL.; Seven grandchildren Thomas and Brenda Hammond III, Louisville, KY, David and Shannon White, Crossville, IL, Jenni and Warren Swingle, Evansville, IN, Joey Wells and Melissa Thornhill, Marshall, IL, Ashley and Jose Garcia, Cabo San Lucas, MX, Samantha and Ron Ferris, Hudson, IL and Kenny and Aleah Clatfelter, Mattoon, IL.; fourteen great grand children one sister Dorothy Williams, New Harmony, IN.  Vera is also survived by a daughter-in-law Carolyn Hammond, Crossville, IL, Joe Patterson, Robinson, IL who was like a son, sister-in-law Myra Savoy, Olney, IL along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Vera in death were here parents, husband, son Thomas Hammond Jr. and three brothers Don, Robert and her twin brother Vernon Hayden.

There will be a public graveside service at 1:00 P.M. on Monday February 13, 2017 at White Oak Cemetery 14997 N. 50th St. Oblong, IL 62449. Funeral procession will leave Pulliam Funeral Home, 302 E. Main St. Oblong, IL 62449, at 12:30 P.M. for White Oak Cemetery for those who don’t know cemetery location and would like to follow. There will be no Visitation.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Oblong Grade School Library with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Kathi and Steve Leathers
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
Vicki and Judy,

All our love to you and your family.

Steve Leathers Family

Richard Davis
   Posted Fri February 10, 2017
So sorry to hear this. Hugs and prayers to all of you, wish we could all get together other than for this reason .

Mrs.S Futch
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
My sincere condolences to the Hammond family on the loss of your beloved Vera. Losing someone you love is the most difficult thing a family will ever do. Our Heavenly Father knows the pain death brings and that is why at Revelation 21:3,4 God promises soon all pain, sickness and death will be eliminated. How comforting to know God not only has the power but the desire to reunite us with our loved ones by means of the resurrection hope Jesus spoke of at John 5:28,29. It is my hope that you find comfort in these scriptures and your beautiful memories of Vera.

T. Kelly
   Posted Tue February 21, 2017
May the family find comfort in loving memories, and in knowing that God is "close to those that are broken at heart; and he saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) Our loving Creator, Jehovah God, has promised to soon "swallow up death forever...and wipe the tears from all faces" (Isaiah 25:8). With deepest sympathy.


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