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January 21, 2014

Glen O. Hammer

1925-2014

Glen Hammer of Wagoner, Oklahoma passed away peacefully, Sunday, January 19, 2014 with his family by his side at Eastar Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma at the age of 88.

Glen was born November 8, 1925 in Cherokee county near Prarie.  He was preceded in death by his father William D. Hammer and his mother Flora L. (Wood) Hammer, one brother Ennis Hammer and one sister Lera Smith.

Glen attended grammar school at Riverside east of Wagoner and graduated from Draughon’s Business College in Muskogee.   Early in the 1950’s Glen worked for Pappy Gaines Propane Company in Wagoner. He married Betty “Corene” Waits on July 27, 1957 in their home southeast of Wagoner, to this union was born two children; Steven and Janet. In 1959 he began a 32 year career working first as a bookkeeper and then as office manager for Lake Region Electric cooperative in Hulbert, Oklahoma, until retiring in 1991.  Glen was a devoted husband, father and grandfather to his wife and family.  He was a talented piano player, playing the piano by reading shaped note music.  He enjoyed gospel music, attending concerts and singing conventions and local revivals.

He was faithful in attending church and dearly loved his Lord and Savior.

He is survived by his wife of over 57 years, Corene Hammer of the home, one daughter Janet K. Suggs of Broken Arrow, one son and daughter in law Steve and Sharyl Hammer of Wagoner, two grandsons; Christopher Suggs and his wife Alia of Coweta, Nathan Hammer and his wife Victoria of Stillwater, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of dear friends.  A family greeting will held Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Services will be held 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 24th, 2014 at the First Assembly Of God Church in Wagoner with Reverends Tim Boyett and Leon Schneider. Interment at the Pioneer Cemetery in Wagoner, under the direction of Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory.

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