Anita "Babe" Hammers
September 18, 1950 - August 11, 2020
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa formerly Elliott, Iowa

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Anita K. “Babe” Hammers of Red Oak formerly of Elliott, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Anita Hammers was born September 18, 1950 in Stuttgart, Germany, the daughter of Charles and Rowena (Bartles) Hammers. Anita graduated from SE Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. She was an athlete who could throw an underhand softball pitch so fast that neither of her brothers would catch for her. She was a musician who could play the guitar, banjo, mandolin and spoons. Anita was known to play Christmas carols on her family’s accordion. She liked to hunt and fish and was an expert needlewoman. Her embroidery was an art. She put her embroidery on dish towels because it was practical. Anita read voraciously. She could read a book every other day. She never knew a stranger and was loved by everyone in her community.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Terry Hammers and Lance Hammers. She is survived by sister, Julie “Trudy” Huff of Omaha, Nebraska and sister-in-law, Rita Hammers of Bellevue, Nebraska; niece, Elizabeth; nephew, Gunar and best friend Alexis Leninger, who brought bird seed to the feeders outside of Anita’s window every day.

There will be no services at this time.

Burial will take place in the Waubonsie Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Elliott Public Library.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel of Red Oak, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.


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Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel, Inc.
410 Sixth Street
Red Oak, Iowa 51566
Phone: (712) 623-2525 or
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