Carolyn Jean Phillips-Hammer, age 78, of rural Moccasin Township, Altamont passed away peacefully on Friday Morning
December 22, 2017 at 7:35 am in the Evergreen Nursing Home, Effingham, Illinois.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Wednesday December 27, 2017 at the St. Paul Blue Point Lutheran
Church Altamont, Illinois.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday Morning, December 28, 2017 at 11:00 am at the St. Paul “Blue Point Lutheran
Church, with the Rev. David R. Speers officiating. A visitation will also be from 10:00 AM until the time of the services.
Christian Burial Rites will be held at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Moccasin Township immediately following the funeral services.
Carolyn was born into the Christian family being one of six siblings of Joseph and Cleo Musser-Phillips. She began her long life on February 4, 1939 at the family farm in Loudon Township, Fayette County, Illinois. She was raised in the Beecher City area and graduated from Beecher City High School with the class of 1956. Carolyn married Norman E. Hammer in the St. Paul “Blue Point” Lutheran Church, rural Altamont on January 11, 1958 by the Rev. H.T. Schmidt.
Carolyn spent her life in the local area as a farm wife and with her husband raised a family of 4 children. She was member of the St. Paul “Blue Point” Lutheran Church and enjoyed time with her family. She was most active in gardening, sewing, canning, quilting and crocheting.
Carolyn is survived by her:
Husband: Norman Eugene Hammer Altamont, Illinois
2-Sons: Douglas (wife, (Kimberly Hammer Altamont, Illinois
Ronald Hammer Altamont, Illinois
2-Daughters: Debra (husband, Dennis) Bales Altamont, Illinois
Pamela (husband, Kenneth) Kaufman Shumway, Illinois
1-Sisters: Mrs. Robert “Bob” (Shirley) Kneller Shelbyville, Illinois
1 Brother-in-law Floyd Dial Altamont, Illinois
8 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her:
Parents: Joseph Kenneth Phillips
Cleo Frances Musser-Phillips
1-Son: Dennis Allen Hammer
2-Brothers: Donald and his wife Ann Phillips
Harold and his wife Edna Phillips
Sister: Darlene and her husband Ronald Holley
Twin Sister Marilyn Dial