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Sara 'Sally' Ann (Heskett) Hammer

May 24, 1932 — May 31, 2018

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Sara Ann ‘Sally’ Hammer, 86, of Crooksville passed into the loving arms of Jesus Christ at 7:32 PM, Thursday, May 31, 2018.

She was born May 24, 1932 in Zanesville, the daughter of the late Clarence and Evelyn (Rambo) Heskett.

Sally was a devoted and very active member of the former First United Methodist Church in Crooksville. Following the merger of First United Methodist and New Hope Churches, Sally and her husband maintained their membership and continued to actively participate in the new First Hope United Methodist Church. Sally was one among several other members who were considered the nucleus of the church and kept it moving forward with their steadfast leadership and authentic devotion to Christ. In addition to her lay leadership within her church, Sally was the rock of her household--always holding her family together. Remaining independent and active until the very end of her life, Sally continued performing her duties maintaining the home and providing care for her loving husband.

She leaves behind her husband of 66 years, Gerald Hammer; her daughter Kelly Ann (Tristen Corbett) Hammer of the home; her son, David (Beth) Hammer of Savanah, GA; her darling grandchildren, Robert Hammer, Gregg Hammer, Dana (Zack) Wagner, Ryan (Katelyn) Hammer, Nick (Erin) Hammer, Adam (Ashley) Hammer, Jennifer Compston, Sara Corbett, Joshua Hammer and  Mary Levusque her 10 great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandson.

In addition to her parents, Sally is preceded in death by her sons, Doug Hammer and Steven Hammer; her granddaughters, Melissa Lynn Hammer and Stephanee Hammer and her sisters, Pat Tewksberry and Linda McGlee.

The Hammer family will be receiving friends, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Goebel Funeral Home, 36 N. Buckeye St., Crooksville. Funeral services and a celebration of Sally’s life will follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Gay E. Blau officiating. Sally will be laid to rest in Crooksville Cemetery next to her late parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville. Envelopes will be made available at the funeral home.

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