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Obituaries

Obituaries

Helen Hamm 1934 - 2007 Perry

A Memorial Mass for Helen Hamm, 73, Perry, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Perry. Inurnment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Perry.Mrs. Hamm died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center in Port Orange, Fla.She was born Jan. 6, 1934, in Perry, the daughter of Thomas and Agnes Bleske Quinlan. She was a lifelong resident of the Perry area.Mrs. Hamm enjoyed gardening, cooking, home decoration and playing pitch, as well as spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church and enjoyed singing at church services.Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Gary; four sons, Rod and wife Denise, Brad and wife Rhonda, Gary and wife Liz, and Jeremy and wife Sherri; one daughter, Moni Gray and husband Steve; one brother, Bud Quinlan and wife Ellie, Grantville; two sisters, Rita Higgins and husband Bill, Topeka, and Ann Hurd and husband LeRoy, Perry; nine grandchildren, Alex, Jeff, Stephanie, T.G., Samantha, Spencer, Wendy Beth, Jett and Britain; and her Pomeranian, Bon-Bon.She was preceded in death by a son, Jeff; two brothers, Tom and Gerald Quinlan; and five sisters, Sarah Steinmetz, Mary Lemon, Theresa Gideon, Barbara Feaman and Sheila Watson.The family suggests memorial contributions to the Jefferson County Humane Society, in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.