Mary H. Hammann, 98


Mary Helen Hammann, 98, of Waggoner, died peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2024, at Carlinville Area Hospital.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville. Eastern Star services will be held prior to the visiting at 4:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at St. Paul United Church of Christ. Burial to follow at Hammann Cemetery.
Mrs. Hammann was born on March 2, 1926, in Alton, a daughter of Louis Christian and Helen Amilia (Tieman) Reiher. Mrs. Hammann was a graduate of Carlinville High School, class of 1943. She married Charles Elmer Hammann on April 6, 1947, in Carlinville. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2005.
Mrs. Hammann was a homemaker, and milked cows and farmed with her husband until their retirement. They spent many years traveling to Texas and visiting with friends and family. She was a life-long member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Carlinville. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, enjoyed watching wildlife in her backyard and playing cards with her kids and grandkids. She was initiated into the Carlinville Chapter 802 of Eastern Star in 1950, serving as Worthy Matron from 1957 to 1958, and she was an active member within the organization having dual membership with the Girard Chapter, who merged with the Palmyra Chapter 453.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith A. (John) Thoron of Raymond, son, Charles R. (Peggy) Hammann of Waggoner, daughter, Tina Kay (late Roy Folker) Prose of Pawnee and son, Albert Louis (Sheila) Hammann of Carlinville; nine grandsons, Chris Thoron of Edwardsville, Jason Thoron of Chatham, Andrew (Ashley) Thoron of Tifton, GA, Greg (Kristy) Hammann of Atwater, Jeff (Laura) Hammann of Atwater, Clayton (Shayna) Prose of Girard, Blake (Carissa) Hammann of Carlinville, Bryce (Rachel) Hammann of Carlinville and Brandon (Rebecca) Hammann of Carlinville; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Hammann was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brothers, Harold Henry Reiher and Louis Christian Reiher.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ or Girard Fire and Rescue. Condolences may be left at