Life Story / Obituary
Sandra Allene Hamm (Noell), 82, passed away in Plymouth, MI on February 24, 2022 after a long battle with diabetes and heart problems.
Sandra (Sandy) was born on July 10, 1939, in Ponca City, OK. She was the fourth daughter of William and Blanche Noell. She attended Jefferson Grade School. After the family moved to Kansas City, MO, she graduated from Paseo High School in 1957. She later graduated from Oklakoma State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught in Kansas City, MO and Downey, CA, Witcha, KS, and Blue Springs, MO.
She married Ernest Hamm on December 26, 1964 at the Broadway Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. His career as a Service Engineer for Honeywell took them to Massachusetts, California, Arizona (where their three children were born), Kansas, and then to Blue Springs, Missouri where they raised their children. She was a loving wife and mother. Later her favorite teaching assignment was with the Little Angels Learning Center within the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs where she and Ernie were active in their Sunday School class. She was later employed at the Defense Finance and Accounting Services and retired in 2010. After her husband’s death in 2017 she moved to Sunrise Senior Living in Plymouth, MI to be near her son, Ben.
Sandy was an excellent cook, loved to sing, a collector of DeGrazia and Marjolein Bastin art, musicals, old movies, trivia, board games, and cards. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. Sandy is survived by her children Becky, Amy, and Ben and her grandchildren Allene, Christopher, Laura, Ethan, and Harlan as well as her sister Lauri and brother-in-law and wife Jack and Nancy.
Sandy’s graveside service will be held at Rasthaven Cemetery in Ponca City, Oklahoma on March 4, at 2:00 pm.
Neely-Turowski funeral Home in Livonia, MI and Trout Funeral Home of Ponca City, OK are handling the arrangements.