Vera L. Hammond, 96, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Adams Woodcrest. Vera was born on September 9, 1921 in Adams County to the late Philip and Mina K. (Weinman) Sauer. On April 17, 1949, Vera married Paul E. Hammond. He preceded her in death on October 27, 1975.
Vera was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and sang in the choir. She was a homemaker and a member of the Tri-Kappa Sorority and the Pinochle Club.
Vera is survived by her son, John (Connie) Hammond of Decatur; three daughters, Jane (Joe) Lengerich and Joy (Alan) Hamilton both of Decatur and Julie (Mark) McKee of Ossian; a brother, Ralph (Marilyn) Sauer of Decatur; a sister Clarice P. “Kelly” Porter of Decatur; sister-in-law, Alvina Sauer of Decatur; 14 grandchildren, Joseph, Joel, Jason, Jared, Krista, Matthew, Nicholas, John, Paul, Shelby, Douglas, Anthony, Lucas and Megan; 39 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Preceding Vera in death are two sisters, Florence Engle and Wilma Sauer; a brother, Harold Sauer; a grandson, Zachary McKee and a great grandson, Henry Hammond.
Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church with calling 1 hour prior to service from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Pastor James Voorman will be officiating and burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be given to the Zack W. McKee Memorial Scholarship or Zion Lutheran Church.