Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Belle Shaeffer Hamm, 1897-1988

Daily Iowegian - February 1988
  Belle Hamm, 90, a resident of Golden Age Care Center, died Thursday, Feb. 18, at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital.
  She was born June 8, 1897 in Worthington, Mo., to Noah and Margaret Witworth Shaeffer. She married Carl Hamm on September 1918 in Mystic and he preceded her in death in 1973.
  She spent most of her life in the Centerville area. She was a member of Gospel Chapel in Jerome.
  Survivors include five children, Frances Owen, Jerome, Margaret Jones, Centerville, Dorothy Moore, East Moline, Ill., Carl Hamm, Centerville, and Phyllis Disney, Centerville; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother, Milo, a sister, Bessie, and one grandchild.
  Funeral services were held Saturday at Johnson-Lange Funeral Home with John Lewis officiating. Burial will be at Jerome Cemetery.  A memorial was established to the Jerome Cemetery Association or Gideons.

Hamm Family Gravestone in Jerome Cemetery

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