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Holley Hammer

April 12, 1960 — March 13, 2017

Holley Lynn Hammer, 56, passed away peacefully Monday, March 13, 2017 at Share Medical Center, Alva.

She was born to Larry and Phyllis Hammer in Okeene, April 12, 1960. At an early age, Holley attended Fairview Public School, Woodward Public School and, when her family moved to Cherokee in 1969, after her parents purchased the Cherokee Messenger and Republican, she attended and graduated from Cherokee Public School While attending school at Cherokee, Holley also attended Hissom Memorial Center, a school for individuals with developmental disabilities, in Sand Springs. She was a teacher for the Cherokee First United Methodist Church Kids Club where she also served as a Sunday school teacher.

Although a privilege, Holley thought it was her constitutional right to drive a car. One car she was very proud of was her red Monte Carlo that she drove to work at Coles Flowers in Cherokee and made weekly deposit trips to Alva for Hammer-Williams Company. On one particular day, her dad, Larry, told her to not take the deposits because of the bad weather conditions. In true Holley fashion, she was going to prove him wrong, but gave herself away by bringing him his dry cleaning.

Holley is survived by her mother, Phyllis (Lowell) Hammer of the home; a brother, Hoby Hammer and wife, Jo, Fairview; two nieces, Rylie Sproul and Husband, Scott, and their daughter, Parker Belle, Isabella; Kyra Whipple and husband, Grant and their daughter, Madalynn Jade, Fairview; and a nephew, Tyson Hammer and wife, Koty and their sone, Brock Allen, Kellyville.

She is also survived by two aunts, Betty (Hammer) Lemmons, Bedford, Texas; and Virgina Lowell, Yukon along with a host of cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Dale Hammer and two uncles, Brice Wray Lowell and Walter Lemmons; paternal grandparents, Bud and Ruth Hammer and maternal grandparents, Brice and Wilma Lowell.

The family will host a Celebration of Life 4-6 p.m., Friday, March 17 at the Baker building in Cherokee. Visitation will by 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and 1-6 p.m., Friday at Lanman Funeral Home, Inc., Cherokee. Family graveside services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, March 18 at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview.

In lue of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Cherokee First United Methodist Church Kids Club through Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee.

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