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Leppert Mortuaries - Nora

740 East 86Th St, Indianapolis, IN

OBITUARY

Sally Lammers

May 15, 1928August 8, 2019
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Sarah (Sally) Kathleen Schooley Lammers was born on May 15, 1928 in Buffalo, NY to Omer William (Bill) and Vivian Hunsucker Schooley. Sally was an only child and moved frequently due to her father’s career in insurance; moving from Buffalo to Shaker Heights (Cleveland, OH) and then to Indianapolis. She attended School 84, Shortridge High School, Western College for Women in Miami, OH and transferred to DePauw University where she joined Kappa Alpha Theta sorority; graduating in 1950. Not long after graduation, she married the love of her life, Martin Lammers, on August 12, 1950 at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Eventually, Sally and Martin made their home in the Meridian Kessler neighborhood. Martin predeceased her in 2003. Sally maintained life-long friendships; many dating back to her high school years. Sally and Martin opened their home to many family, friends and neighbors including their annual Christmas Eve party; which became a regular event on holiday calendars. They also launched an annual tradition hosting the neighborhood around the backyard firepit for a Halloween hotdog roast ahead of trick-or-treating. Sally deeply loved her family and hosted each of her grandchildren for a special birthday lunch with ‘grandma and grandpa’ where each child was given a dollar for every year they were celebrating. She was a ‘ruthless’ card player and regularly bested her grandchildren at Gin Rummy. Her Molasses Crinkle cookies were a favorite treat that had to be hidden to avoid having them disappear on the same day they were baked. Sally loved the outdoors and routinely walked a mile per day in her neighborhood and often rode her bicycle to the Atlas grocery versus driving her bright yellow VW beetle. She was a voracious reader and made many visits to the local library. She was an enthusiastic supporter of many causes and willing to help others at a moment’s notice. Sally was an active volunteer, serving as: President of the Riley Home Auxiliary (James Whitcomb Riley Home), Sustaining Member of the Children’s Bureau Auxiliary of Indianapolis, and Sunday School teacher for over 15 years. She was also a long-time member of East 91st Street Christian Church and more recently attended Tabernacle Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her (3) sons Martin (Sue), Larry (Beth), and Gary (Tricia); (8) grandchildren: Stephanie, Martin IV, Charlotte (Matt) Kraushar, Elle (Ryan) Stitt, Roderick (Lindsay), Lell, Ruth, and Mary Grace; and (2) great-grandchildren: Cecilia (Cece) Stitt and Theodore (Teddy). Services will be held on Monday August 12th at the Crown Hill Cemetery Gothic Chapel. Visitation is from Noon – 2pm and the Celebration of Sally’s Life will begin at 2pm. A graveside service will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Riley Children’s Foundation on behalf of the James Whitcomb Riley Home or The Salvation Army.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019

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Barb Sullivan

August 11, 2019

Sally was a very lovely, happy lady. She and I were docents at the Riley home during the '80s until 2000. And we had a nice visit after a service at TAB. I was sorry to read of her passing. I want you to know that I enjoyed looking at the video that you posted. And I was so pleased to see a photo that I took at the Christmas Luncheon down at the Riley Home. What wonderful memories, and the video was a great tribute to Sally. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Janet Gould

August 10, 2019

I have so many beautiful memories of Sallie and the Lammers family. I remember being in the house and hearing her singing “you are my sunshine”! We had a wonderful visit at the Forum a while ago as we talked about our days on Delaware. She was a beautiful lady inside and out and will be missed by many. Much love, Jan Gould and family

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Biography

Welcome & Opening Prayer – Reverend John Samples

Scripture Reading – Psalm 27: 1-4 Stephanie Lammers

Hymn – Great is Thy Faithfulness
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Refrain:
“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Refrain:
“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Refrain:
“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!

Message – Reverend John Samples

Scripture Reading – John 24: 25-27 Lell Lammers

Closing Hymn – It Is Well With My Soul – Selected Verses
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Refrain:
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
Refrain:
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
Refrain:
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, Even so, it is well with my soul.
Refrain:
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Special Reading – Charlotte Lammers

Benediction – Reverend John Samples