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Mary Catherine "Kay" (Wetzel) Hammond

November 3, 1930 ~ May 4, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

Mary Catherine “Kay” (Wetzel) Hammond, age 91, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 4:00 a.m. on May 4, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital – Evansville.

Kay was born November 3, 1930, in Tell City, IN, to Gilbert and Elizabeth (Netzel) Wetzel. She graduated from Tell City High School in 1949 and married Joe Vernon Hammond in 1952. After his death in 1967, Kay worked in retail at Stewart’s Department Store, Pandas and Pinafores, and Elder-Beerman Department Store, and then at the Gift Shop in St. Mary’s Hospital. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Kay loved her family, lunch with friends, playing bingo, and watching the hummingbirds at her feeder.

Kay is survived by her daughter, Kim Ann Rumsey (George) of Woodstock, GA; sons, Joe Lant Hammond (Kathy) of Evansville, IN, Gary Lee Hammond of Evansville, IN, and Davis Mark Hammond (Cindy) of Henderson, KY; brother, Alfred Wetzel of Fishers, IN; grandchildren, Kara Rumsey (Rob) Krista McClure (Trent), Alyssa Morris, (Brandon) Carli Thomas, Jessica Adler (Greg), Conner Hammond, and Kyle Allen; and great grandchildren, Kinley and Alden McClure, Hudson and Hadley Morris and Graham Adler.

Kay is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe Vernon Hammond; parents, Gilbert and Elizabeth Wetzel; and brothers, James Wetzel and Robert Wetzel.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Reverend Michael Erwin officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in Grandview, IN.

Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until service time, 1:00 p.m., May 14, 2022, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: The Good Samaritan Home at 601 North Boeke Road, Evansville, IN 47711, American Diabetes Association at PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023, or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 22324, New York, NY 10087.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 14, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Boone Funeral Home
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 14, 2022

1:00 PM
Boone Funeral Home
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715

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