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Elizabeth Jane Hamm

Elizabeth Jane Hamm, 95, formally of Peoria, passed from this life on June 29, 2017 at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community, Chenoa.
Jane was born in Lewiston, IL on March 30, 1922 to Whitnah and Irma Campbell. She graduated from Lewiston High School. Jane married Kenneth Hamm on December 14, 1941. Together they had a daughter, Barbara (Bob) Walter of Appleton, WI, and son, Richard (Betty) Hamm of Hudson, IL. Since the 1950’s, Jane was a member of Timber Lake Country Club where she enjoyed golfing, swimming, camping and many friends. She was a proud member of the DAR, Lewiston chapter. Theatre was a passion and Jane was a longtime supporter of Peoria Players and Cornstock Theatre. Jane was member of University United Methodist Church and was actively involved in volunteering at the Corner Closet. She was blessed to travel worldwide with her husband and loved vacationing on Sanibel Island, FL.
Jane is survived by her son, Rick (Betty) Hamm; four grandchildren: Robert (Sarah) Walter, Kelly (Scott) Smith, Stacey Hamm and Adam (Heather) Hamm, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, and daughter Barb. Jane was beloved and will be greatly missed. The family would like to say a special thank you to the nursing staff and aides at the Meadows Memory Unit who always made sure Jane had what she needed and was well cared for.
Services for Jane will be held at 11:00A.M. on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln with Brandon Boyd officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services (10:00-11:00A.M.) also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown, IL at 2:30P.M. on Monday, July 3, 2017 with pastor Penny Frame officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the memory unit at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community, Chenoa.