MARY JAYNE HAMMER
Mary Jayne Shafer Hammer passed away on June 30, 2006 at the Hospice of Arizona in Scottsdale. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday July 8, 2006 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home with Rev. Elmer Fenton, officiating. Interment will follow in Montrose Cemetery here in Greenville next to her husband Eldon. Friends may call at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning until service time. For those who desire memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Walter Hammer Scholarship at Greenville College.
Mary Jayne Shafer Hammer, the daughter of James and Agnes Pearl Self Shafer, was born on May 16, 1923 in Fremont, Nebraska. She grew up there and attended the public schools. She came to Greenville College in 1939 where she met Eldon F. Hammer. They were married on June 5, 1941 in Greenville and enjoyed over 36 years together. While in Greenville she worked at the Donnell Funeral Home for Faith and Denny Donnell. Later in Wheaton she worked for Illinois Bell to help put her husband thru University of Illinois.
Eldon became on Oral Surgeon and she helped him in his office. They moved to Wichita for several years, then back to Wheaton. Dr. Hammer had a practice in Rockford from 1959 until his death in l977. Mary Jayne moved to Arizona to be close to her children after Eldon's death.
She and Eldon were the parents of two children who survive: Jayne Ann, Mrs. Terence Zumbrunn of Phoenix and Judy Kaye, Mrs. Luther Goehring of Phoenix, three grandchildren Jeffrey, Richard and Andrea, and four great grandsons, Eldon, Wyatt, Jordan, and Tanner.
Eldon preceded her in death on July 19, 1977, and she is the last of her family being preceded in death by her brother Preston Shafer and two sisters Edna Green and Donna Whited.
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