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Holley Lynn Hammer

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.

Expressions from friends and relatives

Please express your condolences or memories below. Our staff will ensure they are posted in a timely manner.

May this tribute bring comforting words and pleasant memories during this difficult time. It has been an honor serving your family.
Lanman Funeral Home Staff


Phyllis, I am so sorry to learn of Holley's passing. Although it's been many years since we were in Fairview, I never forgot her. She was a sweet soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Pam Penquite-McFarland


I always remember going to the State Fair with Holley as my seat mate on the bus chartered by The Fairview Republican with my mother as tour guide. We colored pages together and played with our paper dolls all the way there and back. I pray Holley has many adventures in Heaven as well. May you find peace and comfort in this time of sorrow.
Paula Sieber


Holly was neighbor and first friend. The Hammers lived across the street from us in Fairview. I remember walking Holly to school and home everyday. She was so sweet and kind to everyone. She always had a huge smile on her face. She would always say "I love you Jena. You're my best fwend."
Jena Penquite Morgan


Holley was a great friend and I am so sad to hear of her passing. Her smile was precious. One of my fondest memories was hanging with her at the movies. Holley always insisted on driving to Alva and scaring the heck out of me! She was hard headed! Love her!
Peace Be With You,
Christie Coe Troy


Dear Family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss.  You are all very special to us & we will be praying for all of you as you go through this time in your life.  Always remember "Sorrow is not forever, but memories are" & I know you have many good memories with Holley.
Love You,
Gary & Janice Anderson


Hoby & Jo, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your sister! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.  May you be comforted in sharing your memories and knowing our Heaven gained a beautiful Angel!
God Bless,
Lisa Small-Boler


Loving Family, News of Holley's passing weighed heavy on our hearts.  We remember young Holley (1 year older than our youngest) and your love and care of her.  One time in particular was when Larry had her with him while picking up my dad for the Fairview Republican.  There is no way me, as a young business man, could miss her sweet little "I love you."  Phyllis, I've known you as a friend when our parents took us sledding, as a friend when we all were newly weds, as a friend with children and as a friend in life's journey.  I never dreamed that this time in our lives would come, but it has and I want you to know this tear in my eye is for you.
Roger and Mary Eva Woodward



I did not have the pleasure of knowing your daughter, Holly, but have so many memories of you and Larry.  My condolences for your loss; I know it is tough.
Bill Halstead


I am sad and sorry to hear about Holley\'s passing. I loved being a friend with her. she loved taking care of the flowers and plants in Coles Greenhouse. When i think of her, I remember her smile and laugh and her love for her car, nieces and nephew plus spending time with family. May God Bless your family during this difficult time.
Loretta Puffinbarger Doak



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