|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1924|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 2010|
PEORIA - Martha Johnson Hammann, age 86, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Peoria, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2010, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Plainfield, N.J., the daughter of Dr. Harold and Helen Johnson, where she spent her youth with her three siblings. On July 7, 1945, she married Eugene Hammann, the love of her life. During their 64 years of marriage, they spent most of their life in Illinois before retiring to Kill Devil Hills, N.C. In 2004, she and her husband moved to Pensacola, Fla.
Martha was a registered nurse who enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in 1945, shortly after graduation from St. Luke's Hospital in New York. She served her country during World War II at Fort Dix, N.J.
After raising her four daughters, she resumed her nursing career, working in labor and delivery at Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Ill. Prior to her retirement from nursing, she worked as an office nurse for Peter Couri, MD, an obstetrician in Peoria, Ill.
In Pensacola, Martha was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church, where she was proud to be asked to use her musical ability playing the piano and organ during church services.
She loved golf and played frequently at Cypress Lakes (Solutia) Golf Club, where she had her first hole-in-one on the eighth hole where a cypress tree now stands in her memory. She was an active woman who loved nature, music, her family and the many friends who crossed her path during her life. She cherished hummingbirds, butterflies and flowers, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles and cross-stitch needle work.
She is survived by her husband, Gene; four daughters, Nancy (Tom) Sislow, Linda Hammann, Carol (Larry) Bergman and Marje (John) Luetkemeyer; four grandchildren, Joseph Sislow, Brandon (Marcela) Sislow, Jennifer Luetkemeyer and Lauren Luetkemeyer; one great-granddaughter, Sophia Sislow; and one brother, Paul Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla.; along with many relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Nancy (Johnson) Piddington; and her brother, Roger Johnson.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 15, at Faith Chapel North, 1000 Highway 29, Cantonment, FL 32533. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 9 Mile Road, Pensacola, Fla., officiated by Rew Randolph, followed by a reception for family and friends. Inurnment will be in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence, 1007 Hillview Road, Pensacola, FL 32514; or Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1100 E. 9 Mile, Pensacola, FL 52314.
Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 3/13/2010
Eugene Edward Hammann (1920 - 2010)*
Barrancas National Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 13, 2010
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