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Eileen Betty Hammon 1930-2009


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 10/9/2009 at 21:01:00

Eileen Betty Hammon

Eileen B. Hammon, 79, of Waukon died Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 19 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was held in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Eileen Betty Hammon was born July 25, 1930 on her parentís farm in Ludlow Township, rural Postville, the daughter of Lynn Mayhue and Daisy Clara (Thornton) Livingood. She was baptized and confirmed at Forest Mills United Methodist Church in rural Postville and attended the Little Red School House in Ludlow Township and Waukon High School.

February 25, 1950 she married Roger Honn at Forest Mills United Methodist Church. They farmed together in the rural Rossville area for several years. She and Roger owned and operated Honnís Clothing Store in Waukon for many years and Honnís Garage in Waterville. They were later divorced.

June 16, 1984 she married Francis Speth in Waukon. Francis died in 1986. Eileen managed the Vets Club and the Village Inn Motel, both in Waukon, for many years.

June 18, 1988 she married Charles Hammon at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Eileen and Charles lived on Heytmann's Landing in rural Lansing.

She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and was a 4-H leader. Eileen enjoyed baking cakes for weddings, working puzzles, fishing, playing bingo, and taking care of her vegetable and flower garden. Her favorite times were spent with her family.

Survivors include her children, Steve Honn and Debbie Honn, both of Waukon, and Kevin (Kim) Honn of Center Point; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Les (JoAnn) Livingood of Lansing; and a sister, Lynnette (Ron) Heilig of Colfax, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands Francis and Charles, who died in 1993; a daughter, Cathy Miller; and two sons, Brian David Honn and John Lear.

Casketbearers were Chad and Jason Troendle, Cody and Clinton Honn, Jeremy Hogan, Jamie Cahalan, Chris Crawfard and Ben Seibert.

Waukon, Iowa newspaper, THE STANDARD, September 23, 2009.


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