Obituary Record

Elvin E. Hammons
Died on 9/3/1999

The date and place of publication of this newspaper article was not recorded.


Elvin E. Hammons, 80, of Blair, died Friday, September 3, 1999, at Blair Memorial Community Hospital after suffering a heart attack in his home.

Services were Tuesday, September 7 at the First Christian Church in Blair.

Elvin E. Hammons was born January 24, 1919 to Eary and Lula (Scott) Hammons in Inconium, Mo.

He grew up in Missouri and then on February 6, 1942, he entered the US Army. He served in an infantry division and was in the Normandy Invasion (D-Day), Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Northern France and Germany Campaigns.

He received four Bronze Stars for his actions in these campaigns and also the Purple Heart when he was wounded in action in Germany on March 8, 1945.

On January 19, 1943, he returned home to marry Gladys Duncan.

In 1948, they moved to Omaha where Elvin worked for Mainelli Construction Company until his retirement in 1980.

In August of 1972, they moved to rural Blair, then into Blair where he resided until the time of his death.

He helped at the Recycle Center and was a faithful member of First Christian Church.

He enjoyed building bird houses and yard ornaments and helping his neighbors and family keep their homes in good repair.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Larry Witt of Bennington; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye and Dennis Hamblin, Irene and Norman Church and Thelma and Babe Church, all of Clinton, Mo., and Blondina Barker of Centerview, Mo.; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and June Hammons of Clinton, Mo.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Gladys, who died in July 1998.

Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church or the Blair Rescue Squad.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

~~~Obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Association; newspaper clippings on file at the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska

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