The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


March 8, 2013

Sylvia J. Hammond

FULTON, Ill. — Oct. 15, 1936 - March 4, 2013

Sylvia J. Hammond, 76, of Fulton, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Pastor Jim Machen Jr., associate pastor of Church of the Open Door in Clinton, Iowa, will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton.

Memorials will be established.

She was born October 15, 1936, in Pineville, KY, to James Francis and Cinderella (Haley) Baird.

Sylvia was a graduate of Fulton High School.

She first married Donald C. “Bud” Remrey on May 28, 1955, in Fulton; he died January 10, 1987. She later married David R. “Butch” Hammond on December 22, 2002, in Morrison, Ill.

Sylvia was a homemaker and later employed by Clinton Electric Motors Company in Clinton, Iowa.

Sylvia enjoyed reading and caring for her family and friends. She also loved going to the Casino with Joyce VonThun.

Survivors include her husband, David “Butch” Hammond of Fulton; three daughters: Patsy (Jack) Wright of Dixon, Ill., Donna (John) Erkan of Mount Morris, Ill., Beth (Dan) VanKampen of Fulton; one son, Steven (Mary Howes) Baird of Coralville, Iowa; one stepdaughter, Tammy Wallace of Clinton, Iowa; two stepsons, James Hammond of Clinton, Iowa, and Richard Hammond of Maquoketa, Iowa; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 7 stepgrandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Eunice Weller of Clinton and Nan (Don) Loftus of Fulton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Donald Remrey.

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Death date: March 4, 2013

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