Joan Hamm, 78, Jasper

Joan Hamm, 78, of Jasper, passed away at 9:54 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Joan was born in Petersburg on October 23, 1940, to Frank and Naomi (Smith) Furman. She married Dale W. Hamm on December 28, 1956, in Shawneetown, Illinois. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2019.

Joan was a 1958 graduate of Petersburg High School.

She retired from Kimball Electronics in Jasper, where she had worked for 43 years.

She loved flowers, enjoyed bowling, playing cards, riding motorcycles, and spending time with family and friends. She truly adored her Pomeranian, Christi Eve, and she was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Surviving are one son, Robert (Geri Loechte) Hamm, Jasper; two grandchildren, Courtney (Bill Perry) Hamm, Middlesex, North Carolina, and Derek (Michaela Campbell) Hamm, Flint, Texas; and five great-grandchildren, Nolan, Rozlyn, Reagan, Gracie, and Landon.

Preceding her in death besides her husband, are three sisters, June Chesser, Patricia Charles and Jerry Lynn Lewis.

A funeral service for Joan Hamm will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, with burial to follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Pike County, Indiana.  Pastor Josh Bowers will officiate.

A visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center or to a favorite charity.

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