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OBITUARY

Helen (Collier) Hammer

August 13, 1927September 11, 2020
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Helen (Collier) Hammer, 93, died Friday, September 11, 2020. She was born August 13, 1927, in Evansville, Indiana, to the late Guy and Anna (Wolf) Collier.

Helen was an active lifelong member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. She was a 1945 graduate of Reitz High School and worked at Jerry Robertson’s Oil Report, Hoosier Stamping & Manufacturing, and Atlas Van Lines, before retiring from the Knight Township Assessor’s Office. She was a long-time vocal supporter of Reitz football, UE basketball, and any sporting event in which her family participated.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ralph Hammer, and great-granddaughter Bayleigh Pauckner.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Collier; son Greg (Jackie) Hammer; daughter Linda (Rick) Hobbs; grandchildren Jenny Hammer, Kris Hammer, Abi (Sam Valenti) Hobbs, Adam Hobbs, and Amaryllis Hobbs; and great-grandchildren Gabe Pauckner, Ethan Pauckner, and Samuel Valenti-Hobbs.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Alexander Memorial Park–Heritage Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mary Hurley with entombment to follow. A livestream is available at 2:55 pm at www.facebooklive/funeralstreamusa.com. Friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the cemetery chapel.

The family would like to thank the West River Legacy staff for their three years of care and support for Helen and the family, and to Heart to Heart Hospice for their end of life support.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s UCC Building Fund and Habitat of Evansville. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Collier, Brother
  • Greg Hammer (Jackie), Son
  • Linda Hobbs (Rick), Daughter
  • Jenny Hammer, Granddaughter
  • Kris Hammer, Granddaughter
  • Abi Hobbs (Sam Valenti), Granddaughter
  • Adam Hobbs, Grandson
  • Amaryllis Hobbs, Granddaughter
  • Gabe Pauckner, Great Grandson
  • Ethan Pauckner, Great Grandson
  • Samuel Valenti--Hobbs, Great Grandson

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    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Shan Jensen

September 15, 2020

Helen was a generous soul, and I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of times when she welcomed us to family gatherings when our own was far away. I know my family will dearly miss her, but feel enriched for having known her.

Cathy Funkhouser

September 15, 2020

Dear Linda and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories bring you peace.
Eternal rest grant unto Helen, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all our dearly departed, thru the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen.

Christa Jackson

September 14, 2020

Linda and Greg - I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She was a contemporary of my Mom, Mildred "Sande" Jackson (RIP at 91), as they both worked at Hoosier Stamping & Manufacturing (Hoosier Cardinal) and were life-long members of St. Paul's UCC. My sincerest sympathy. Christa Jackson

Robalye Keith

September 14, 2020

Helen was a wonderful aunt. I have many happy memories of Christmas gatherings at her house and of a wonderful trip to Florida and New Orleans when I was in high school.

tony thacker

September 13, 2020

linda sorry for your loss! we'll miss her on the jumbo tram at the aces games!

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Biography

Helen (Collier) Hammer, 93, died Friday, September 11, 2020. She was born August 13, 1927, in Evansville, Indiana, to the late Guy and Anna (Wolf) Collier.

Helen was an active lifelong member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. She was a 1945 graduate of Reitz High School and worked at Jerry Robertson’s Oil Report, Hoosier Stamping & Manufacturing, and Atlas Van Lines, before retiring from the Knight Township Assessor’s Office. She was a long-time vocal supporter of Reitz football, UE basketball, and any sporting event in which her family participated.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ralph Hammer, and great-granddaughter Bayleigh Pauckner.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Collier; son Greg (Jackie) Hammer; daughter Linda (Rick) Hobbs; grandchildren Jenny Hammer, Kris Hammer, Abi (Sam Valenti) Hobbs, Adam Hobbs, and Amaryllis Hobbs; and great-grandchildren Gabe Pauckner, Ethan Pauckner, and Samuel Valenti-Hobbs.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Alexander Memorial Park–Heritage Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mary Hurley with entombment to follow. A livestream is available at 2:55 pm at www.facebooklive/funeralstreamusa.com. Friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the cemetery chapel.

The family would like to thank the West River Legacy staff for their three years of care and support for Helen and the family, and to Heart to Heart Hospice for their end of life support.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s UCC Building Fund and Habitat of Evansville. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

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