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July 27, 2013

Mary D. (Adams) Hammond

MARSHALL, Ill. — MARSHALL, Ill. — Mary D. (Adams) Hammond, 84, of Marshall, passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2013. She was born on May 26, 1929, in rural Edgar County, Ill., to Fred and Mabel (Moore) Adams. She was a retired dispatcher from the Marshall Police Department.

She is survived by three sons, Scott and Karen Arney and Michael and Sandy Hammond, all of Marshall, IL., and Jeffrey and Robin Hammond of Chandler, Ariz.; one brother, Verner and Ruth Adams of Marshall; seven grandchildren, Casey, Cody, and Loredia Hammond, Miranda Sims, Mick Arney, Amanda Harper, and Tieriney Hammond; and stepgranddaughter, Amber Murphy; great-grandchildren, Clay Sims, Clark Sims, Saige Harper, Ben Harper, Blake Mock, Brook Mock, Allayah Hammond, Gabrielle Hammond, and Alice Hammond.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Frank and Walter Adams; one sister, Alice Marie Adams; and one niece, Suzie Adams.

Mary graduated from Marshall High School, then attended Sparks Business College and Terre Haute Commercial College. She then worked at Kraft Foods, Quaker Maid, Kelly Girl Service in Terre Haute, and Hill Trucking, Dulaney Bank, Golf Course, Marshall Bowling Alley, and Marshall American Legion. She retired after 20 years with the Marshall Police Department in 1995.

She sang with the award-winning American Legion Auxiliary Choir. She bowled from the start of Marshall Bowl and was a member of the Ladies Golf League from its beginning until her illness stopped both activities. She was a member of First United Methodist Church from the age of 11, where she was in the choir, a Sunday school teacher, and secretary/treasurer of the 3M’s since 1999. Also, she belonged to the American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries. Mary loved her home of 52 years where she raised her family and had wonderful neighbors. She was blessed with many dear friends who helped her out so much during her illness.

Funeral services will be at Pearce Funeral Home, 314 S. 6th St., in Marshall, at 10 a.m. CDT Monday, July 29, 2013, with the Revs. Richard Lewis and David Deal officiating. Burial will follow in Dunlap Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 7 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to first United Methodist Church of Marshall or the donor’s Choice. Online condolences may be expressed at:


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