Beverly Gail Hammer
Beverly Gail Hammer
  • August 29, 1942 - December 23, 2017
  • Kettering, Ohio

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Hammer, Beverly Gail, 75, of Kettering, Ohio went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on December 23, 2017. She attended the University of Dayton and was an elementary school teacher prior to focusing on her role as homemaker. She was an accomplished vocalist. She served as a tutor in several school systems and led bible study classes for children. She was preceded in death by her son, William E. Hammer III; brother, Gregory Houston; parents, Elmer and Betty Houston; and step grandson, Jonathon Bell. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, William E. Hammer, Jr.; daughter, Heidi Jarvis- Grimes and husband Howard Grimes; son, Mark J. Hammer and wife Jennifer; sister, Jennifer Kirkpatrick; sister-in-law, Judith Grulick; grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew, Rachel and Gretchen Hammer; step granddaughters, Marissa and Erica Bell; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. A graveside service will be held at David's Cemetery followed by a reception, at a time practical for family travel. Chaplain Dennis Jones of the Otterbein Lebanon United Methodist Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Otterbein Retirement Community Benevolence Fund in Lebanon, Ohio or the Indiana University Health Transplant Center in Indianapolis.