Mary E. Hamm

May 11, 1926 - October 18, 2017

05/11/1926 - 10/18/2017

Past Services

Visitation
Friday October 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Friday October 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday October 21, 2017
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Service
Saturday October 21, 2017
10:00 am
St, Michael Catholic Church
National Road
Wheeling, WV 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Mary Elizabeth (Haddox) Hamm, 91, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017, in Wheeling Hospital.

Mrs. Hamm was born May 11, 1926 in Glen Dale, W.Va., a daughter of the late Harry B. and Emma (Henretta) Haddox.  She was a graduate of the DeSales Heights Visitation Academy, Parkersburg, W.Va.; attended Elliott’s School of Business; and retired from Oglebay, after 23 years in public relations.  She was also a longtime member of St. Michael Parish, Wheeling; a former reporter for the Moundsville Journal; and former member of the Wheeling Traffic Commission, the Wheeling Hall of Fame Board, and the Mollohan Foundation Board.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hamm was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Hamm, in 1991; a sister, Louise Fox; and a brother, Charles Haddox.  She is survived by her seven sons, Harry “Herk” (Jeanie) Hamm, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jonathan (Patricia) Hamm of Wheeling, Chris (Ellen) Hamm of Wheeling, Robert (Colleen) Hamm of Pittsburgh, Matthew (Jackie) Hamm of Wheeling, Gregory Hamm of Wheeling, and Jamie (Susie) Hamm of Pittsburgh; five daughters, Marilyn Mull of Wheeling, Denny Seckman of Wheeling, Heather (David) Ziegler of Wheeling, K.C. (Russell) Demor of Gibsonia, Pa., and Gretchen (Nick) Linn of Dallas, Texas; 26 grandchildren, Matthew, Adam, Noah and Anne-Marie Mull, Harry C. “Chas” and Erin Hamm, Kelly Seckman, Jen Kissane, Jamie Ziegler, Allison Scotka, Erica Stewart, Zach Hamm, Ashley, Brooke, Trevor and Kylie Hamm, Will Gramlich, Lizzie Demor, Laura Mae Bechtold, Keelyn Hamm, Alyssa and Jake Hamm, Sara and Cal Linn, and Isabelle and Harrison Hamm; and 17 great-grandchildren, Lily, Carolina, Charlotte, Grace and Jillian Mull, Hailey, Nicholas, Andrew and Ella Mary Thomas, Killian, Colton, Evelyn and Rowan Kissane, Hannah and Deacon Ziegler, Quinn Scotka and Emery Greder.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Friday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 3:45 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Saturday, October 21, 2017, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. William K. Matheny, Jr. as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oglebay Foundation, 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling WV 26003, or St. Michael Parish, 1225 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

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Fr. Tom Acker, S.J.
5 years ago

Mary and Harry were principal reasons for the success of Wheeling Jesuit University from1982 to the turnoff the century. I am deeply indebted to both of them. May they enjoy the Kingdom of Heaven in celebration with the Lord.

Lis and Butch Miller
5 years ago

Chris and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. So very sorry for your loss!

Kimberly Porter Bradley
5 years ago

Jamie and the rest of the Hamm Clan. I’m so very very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I offer my most heartfelt and deepest sympathy to you all.

Chuck and Mary Ellen Bliss
5 years ago

Our deepest Condolence on the passing of your mother . You all will be in our prayers and our prayers will be with her as well.

Sandy Tolliver
5 years ago

My prayers and hugs to everyone in the Hamm family. Mary was such a wonderful mother and a classy woman who always made me feel loved. I have many fond memories of her generous and gracious ways, and I’m happy to have known her.

Nancy Schmitt LaBrosse
5 years ago

My sympathy to Heather and all her siblings. What a wonderful lady your Mom was!

Neil
5 years ago

I believe Mrs. Hamm invented Kool-Aid ice tray, by which the kids in the neghborhood enjoyed hot summer days. She was a mother figure to many of us.

Joe and Mary Thomas
5 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Your mother was a special person. I always enjoyed talking to her at the Wellness Center. Your family is in our prayers.

Trudy L conover
5 years ago

I loved her the very first second I met her …I felt her specialness…

Lynn Kaminski
5 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Hamm Family. May your mom’s good memories bring comfort in your heart. We love the wonderful Hamm family .