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Paul E. Hammett Jr.

Visitation:
Thursday, March 25, 2004 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Dr. Roger Thomas.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Michael Downard, Marlin Thompson, Robert VanUden, Dennis Mangrum, Glenn McCain and Steve Hopkins.

Paul E. Hammett Jr. passed away unexpectedly at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, March 22, 2004 at the Oak View Living Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. Paul had grown up in the Farber area and lived in Vandalia for a short while. After serving with the U. S. Army Air Force as a weather observer, he started working with the National Weather Service as an upper air specialist. He worked with the NWS for nearly 37 years, retiring on July 24, 1981. Paul enjoyed golf, bird hunting and fishing. After retirement, he was a consultant for a hot air balloon enthusiast. He attended the First Christian Church while in the Vandalia area.

Born: January 6, 1921 in rural Farber, Missouri the son of Paul Erbert and Ida Jane (Williams) Hammett Sr.

Married: Mary Ileen Harrelson on August 18, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri; she preceded him in death on August 19, 1991.

Survivors include: one son, Ronald A. and wife, Shana Hammett of Okanogan, Wash.; two daughters, Peggy J. and husband, Dennis Mangrum of Batesville, Miss. and Judy A. and husband, Mike Downard of Rocky Mount; one brother, Jack Hammett of Perry; three sisters, Martha A. Ware of Fulton; Dorothy Long of Vandalia and Carol Hopkins of Independence; five grandchildren, Sara M. Downard of Chesterfield, Kimberly A. VanUden of Jackson, Miss., Jennifer G. McCain of Batesville, Miss., Justin B. Hammett and Alex W. Hammett, both of Okanogan, Wash.; two great-grandchildren, Lucy and Anna M. McCain; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: wife, Mary and one daughter, Donna Jean Hammett who died in infancy.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.


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