Marilyn Jean Hammett


Marilyn Jean Hammett, 81, of Seymour, died at 11:37 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at her home.

In her last day, she was blessed to be surrounded by her family and friends in person, and technology enabled her to visit with her grandson serving in the Marines in Japan.

Born July 21, 1933, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Ervin H. Kasting and Catherine Hehman Kasting Jager. On Oct. 14, 1950, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour, she married William L. Hammett. He died Feb. 28, 2009.

Marilyn retired from Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, where she was a unit secretary on the fourth floor. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour and was a lifelong resident of Jackson County.

Survivors include her children, Cathy (Tom) Erickson of Indianapolis, Kerry (Rene’) Hammett of Indianapolis, Michael (Bettanda) Hammett of Ellettsville and Todd Hammett of Seymour; 11 grandchildren, Matthew Erickson, Bradley (Regina) Erickson, Jenelle (Alejandro) Erickson-Bejarano, Kasey (Dan) Wright, Alissa (Dan) Drewes, Amanda (Paul) Taylor, Brian Hammett, Eric (Jessie) Hammett, Chris Hammett, Katie Hammett and Seth Hammett; 10 great-grandchildren, Cole Wright, Madison Taylor, Alana Jo Hammett, Briana and Sophia Erickson, Liam Drewes, Daniel Hammett, Ethan Taylor, Emma Taylor and Kalynn Wright; brothers, Ervin (Betty) Kasting and Edward (Charlotte) Kasting; a sister-in-law, Nancy Kasting; a lifelong family friend, Larry Shade; and a great-granddaughter and a great-grandson due in the summer.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Kasting.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, the Rev. Philip Bloch, the Rev. Jimmy Rodriguez and Vicar Daniel Merz officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Schneck Medical Center Hospice.

Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia handled the arrangements.

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