Audrey Mae Lammers
January 30, 1924 – June 30, 2018
Audrey Mae (Crump) Lammers January 30, 1924 - June 30, 2018
Audrey Mae Lammers (age 94) passed away June 30, 2018, at the Presbyterian Manor in Fulton. She was born to Alvena Eggers Crump and Ray Crump January 30, 1924 in Jefferson City. She resided in Jefferson City until 1930, when her family moved to Russellville, MO. There, she attended elementary school with such teachers as Miss Lina Simpson, Barthol Tellman, Helen Morris, Mildred Kuhlman, Erle Rhodes, Frank Hettenmeyer, and Maynard Jones. She was a student at Russellville High School for two years before the family moved to Fulton, where she graduated from Fulton High School in 1941. Audrey attended William Woods College 1941-42, until she was called for a job as a typist at the Welfare Office in Fulton. She was later promoted as secretary to the child welfare supervisor, in Jefferson City. Audrey was the first typist on the Child Welfare Manual for the state of Missouri. She also worked at WWC in the Dean’s office as Registrar, and at one point was the representative from Callaway County for legal secretaries, in Cape Girardeau, MO. Later, she became a legal secretary for the law office, Baker and Baker in Fulton, and finally ended her secretarial career as the secretary to the superintendent of the Fulton State Hospital, retiring in 1989. Audrey was a faithful member of the Fulton United Church of Christ, where she served on the church counsel, various committees and women’s groups, and either as a solo, substitute, or full time organist for 70 years, retiring in 2013. She also served with Fulton Ecumenical Ministries in various capacities, and she faithfully attended hundreds of concerts, plays, ballgames, etc. through her many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Audrey married Carl Lammers (deceased 1984) at Fulton UCC on August 6, 1955. They farmed north of Fulton, raising beef cattle and strawberries for many years. Their five surviving children are: Ed Lammers (and Jan) of Cassville, MO; Jane Lammers Hicklin (and Harold) of Peculiar, MO; Rachel Lammers Dodson (and Dan) of Jefferson City, MO; Laura Lammers Reynolds (and Zennie) of Columbia, MO; and Jim Lammers of Kansas City, MO. She has nine grandchildren: Kate Lammers, Lynne CobLammers (and Jacob), Hannah Wiseman, Julia Padgett (and Trevor), April Gibson (and Dan Ihms), Ben Gibson, Christopher Draffen (and Tia), Tim Draffen (and Katie Wulff), Joanna Draffen (and Wallace Allen), and great grandchildren: Aurora, Ada, and Tristan Padgett; Kade and Kyra Allen; Clark and Dax Draffen; Pearl Elizabeth Ihms; Lyla Draffen and Charllee Wulff. Other surviving family members include two brothers, Marvin R. Crump (and Connie) of North Monmouth, ME; and Herbert Ralph Crump (and Betty) of Longview, TX, a sister in law Mary (Lammers) McDonald of Fulton, a son in law, John Gibson, and numerous nieces and nephews. One son in law, Tom Draffen is deceased. Visitation will be at the Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St, Fulton, MO, at 2:00pm on Thursday, July 5th. Service will follow at 3:00pm. Interment at Callaway Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Fulton United Church of Christ, 405 Jefferson St, Fulton, MO 65251
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- Ed Lammers and (Jan), Son
- Jane Lammers Hicklin and (Harold), Daughter
- Rachel Lammers Dodson and (Dan), Daughter
- Laura Lammers Reynolds and (Zennie), Daughter
- Jim Lammers, Son
- Marvin R. Crump (and Connie), Brother
- Herbert Ralph Crump (and Betty), Brother
- Mary Lammers McDonald, Sister-in-law
- John Gibson, Son-in-law
Audrey is also survived by nine grandchildren: Kate Lammers, Lynne CobLammers (and Jacob), Hannah Wiseman, Julia Padgett (and Trevor), April Gibson (and Dan Ihms), Ben Gibson, Christopher Draffen (and Tia), Tim Draffen (and Katie Wulff), Joanna Draffen (and Wallace Allen), and great-grandchildren:
Aurora, Ada, and Tristan Padgett; Kade and Kyra Allen; Clark and dax Draffen; Pearl Elizabeth Ihms; Lyla Draffen and Charlee Wulff, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Alvena Eggers Crump and Ray Crump, and her husband, Carl Lammers, and one son-in-law, Tom Draffen.
- Christopher Draffen, Pallbearer
- Julia Padgett, Pallbearer
- Kate Lammers, Pallbearer
- Tim Draffen , Pallbearer
- April Gibson , Pallbearer
- Lynne Cob Lammers, Pallbearer
- Joanna Draffen , Pallbearer
- Hannah Wiseman , Pallbearer
- Ben Gibson , Pallbearer
Fulton United Church of Christ
405 Jefferson Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251
- Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, July 5, 2018
Audrey Mae Lammers
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September 7, 2018
I received a letter from Jane today, and I am grateful that she shared the sad news with me. Audrey was a good friend and we spent many hours together over a quilting frame. She was kind and generous and an exceptional listener. She showed me how to make iced tea during one of the Kingdom Projects luncheons, and was a patient teacher. I never once heard her raise her voice in all the time I knew her.
I have a treasured quilt that has stitching from Audrey, Alvena, Rachel, (and a 4 year old Ben), as well as others in the UCC quilt group. Audrey was fun to be around, with her dry sense of humor, and I can't imagine what a loss this has been to your family. She was so proud of all of you. My condolences for your loss.
August 1, 2018
Jim and family, so sorry to learn (late) of Audrey's passing. I knew her and Carl quite well growing up in the UCC church. My Dad considered Carl and Audrey good friends. Dad was a usher at their wedding in 1955. God bless and keep Audrey's family with the sure and certain knowledge that they will see Audrey again in her heavenly home.
Michael and Carol Grimaldi
July 5, 2018
Deepest condolences, Jim and family.
Jim, while we never met your mother, we know she was a great woman by virtue of the fine son she raised in you. You have been the best neighbor ever, and the caring values you have shown to us and all of Charlotte Street can only came from having a great Mom.
May she rest in eternal peace.