Warren Hamer 1929-2015
Warren “Pappy” Austin Hamer died in Topeka on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at the age of 85.
Warren is survived by his daughter, Vicki Bastin of Melbourne, Fla.; son, Warren Hamer II and wife Marianne of Overland Park; and daughter Rose Diaz of Chicago, Ill. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Yvonne Hamer of Denison, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Carl A. Hamer, and mother, Hattie M. Tannehill of Indiana; wife, Catherine Hamer of Chicago, Ill.; and a son, Theodore Hamer of Denison.
Warren was born on Oct. 9, 1929, in Ashland, Ill., to Carl Warren Hamer and Hattie Maude Tannehill. He married Shirley Creager in 1950 and later in 1956 married Catherine Creti. He served in the US Army from 1947-1950.
A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Denison Reformed Presbyterian Church in Denison, with a graveside burial to follow. The Rev. Ed Hindman will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Warren’s life. Flowers may be sent to Denison Reformed Presbyterian Church, 702 Seventh St., Denison, KS 66419. Condolences may be sent to 6623 W. 149th Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66223.
Porter Funeral Homes and Crematory of Lenexa is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.porterfuneralhome.com