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“Aunt Marie helped my father so much in his last years. She was so caring and served as my link to my remaining aunts and uncles. It was always a...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Hammer - Tucson, AZ

“Dear Dena, Mark, Bob, Rob, Guy, Tom, and Sharon, Your mom was the definition of class. In all the years I had the pleasure of being in her...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Robin Welch Thompson

“Sharon and Family. Our heart goes out to all of you at this time of sorrow. Your mother was a beautiful lady both inside and out. If there is...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Anita Schoonover - Elkins, WV

“Bob, Cindy, and family- So very sorry to hear of Marie's passing. She was truly a gem! I'm sure she appreciates the fact you all were there for her...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Debby Berdine - Elkins, WV

“My Sympathies to you all. Your Mother was a Grand Lady and a Dear Friend. she will truly be missed. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Carroll Martin - Elkins, WV

“My grandma was the most beautiful person I've ever known in every way imaginable. She had the kindest heart. I will never forget the love that she...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Nashua Hammer - Elkins, WV

“Greatest memories...Marie always enjoyed spending time with her family and she made the best spagetti sauce in the whole world. My fondest...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kim Hammer - Elkins, WV

“Having just lost my mother a year ago, I share in your loss. Marie had such a full life, and beautiful family. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Kris Hoffman - Baltimore , MD

“Nashua and family, I am so sorry for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Debbie (Blankenship) Mitchell - WV

“We are saddened by our earthly loss; however, heaven's gates opened and the Lord welcomed a great lady to his promised land with open arms. With...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Bert and YoLanda Sarraga

“To The Hammer Family - I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Great neighbors to have and to cherish wonderful memories. I am blest to...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Wilma & Bob Miller

“I am so sorry for the families loss. I know how hard it is when you lose someone you love. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Braham

“My mother was pure good - saw no evil, heard no evil and spoke no evil. She lived for her family and provided them with a lifetime of trust and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Guy S. Hammer, II - Bethesda, MD

“Truly a remarkable woman. I am blest to have known her. May the angels escort her into paradise. John Sarraga ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: John sarraga - Elkins, WV


Marie Miller Hammer, age 87 years, a resident of Country Club Road, Elkins, WV entered into eternal life early Saturday evening September 10, 2011 at the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center in Elkins surrounded by her family.
She was born Tuesday, March 25, 1924 at Nestorville, WV a daughter of the late Floyd and Ethel Shroyer Miller. On October 5, 1941 in Oakland, MD, she was married to the late Guy St. Clair Hammer, Sr., who preceded her in death June 29, 1998. They had celebrated fifty-six years of marriage. Surviving are five sons, Guy St. Clair Hammer, Jr., and wife Jean, Bethesda, MD; Thomas Michael Hammer and wife Sherry, Elkins; Robert Bruce Hammer and wife Cindy, Beverly; Robin William Hammer, Elkins; and Mark Joseph Hammer and wife Mary Ann, Morgantown; two daughters, Sharon Hammer Helms and husband John Sarraga, Elkins; Dena Hammer Lang and husband Scott, State College, PA; one sister, Waneta Doyle, Elkins; twenty grandchildren, Guy Hammer, III, Harpers Ferry; Thomas Hammer, Baltimore, MD; Jennifer Hammer, Seattle, WA; Christina Helms McIntyre, Oak Hill, VA; Tracie Helms Hanson, Arlington, VA; Bert Sarraga, Woodbridge, VA; Stacy Sarraga, Houston, TX; Nicole Hammer Rowan; Adam D'Angelo; Jacob D'Angelo; Hope D'Angelo Anderson; and Chris Hussion all of Elkins; Amy Hussion, Martinsburg; Nashua Hammer, Elkins; Brooke Hammer, Morgantown; Meagan Lang, Nashville, TN; Morgan Lang; Mitchell Lang and Matthew Lang, all of State College, PA; Evan Hammer, Morgantown and twenty-one great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are three brothers, Dail Floyd; Wilbur G. and Robert Andrew Miller; and four sisters, Lucille E. Gum; Betty J. Waller; Dacotah E. Caudell; and Mattie Jean Cowden.
She was a graduate of Elkins High School with the Class of 1942. She enjoyed dancing with her husband, hiking with her children and grandchildren, caving, camping, being an Explorer Scout Leader, and most of all playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and her husband were the proprietors of Club Aero at the Elkins Airport. The Club Aero had the first television in Randolph County and five "Big Bands" including Ray McKinley, Skitch Henderson, Ray Anthony, Sam Donahue and three members of the Glen Miller Band. It later became the Aero Restaurant and Motel and then Aero Park rental properties. Marie was a member of the John Hart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, the Hazelwood Community Education Outreach, the Delphia Rebekah Lodge # 62 and the Elkins Women's Club. She was a member of Saint Brendan Catholic Church for sixty-nine years. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
The family will receive friends at the Saint Brendan Catholic Church from 3 to 4 PM, Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at which time the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated. The Very Rev. Donald X. Higgs, VF will be the Presider and interment will follow at the Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins, WV.

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