Lorraine E. Hammer 1924 - 2010 Lawrence
Memorial services for Lorraine E. Hammer, 86, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2104 Bob Billings Parkway. Private inurnment will be held at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery.
She died on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Sept. 10, 1924, in Rydal, the daughter of Archie B. and Ida E. Cartmel Carpenter. She moved to Lawrence from Claflin in 1945.
Mrs. Hammer was a 1948 graduate of the Kansas University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
She retired after 31 years of service in the Physiology and Cell Biology Department at KU. She was a certified member of the Electron Microscopy Society.
Since 1946, Mrs. Hammer was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and was a member of the Lutheran Women’s League of the church. She was also a member of the KU Alumni Association, the Gold Medal Club, the KU Retirees Club, Honorary Mortar Board Alumni and the Advisory Board of the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She was a 42-year member of the Cosmopolitan Pals, and a member of IK Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood.
She married Lucian B. “Lou” Hammer on Feb. 7, 1947, in Claflin. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons; Robert Hammer and wife Malinda, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Gary Hammer and wife Julie, of Lawrence; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Lou Gilpin.
The family suggests memorials to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.