Jean Hammer

Jean (Morris) Hammer died June 30, 2024, at the age of 88.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Hammer, a beacon of resilience, compassion, and unwavering love. Born on October 24, 1935, in Paterson, New Jersey, to Edward Barkley and Elma Sines, Jean was a woman of immense strength and dedication. She passed away peacefully on June 30, 2024, and her legacy continues to inspire those who were fortunate to have known her.

Jean was a cherished wife, mother, friend, and mentor. She is survived by her loving family that includes her sister, Jan Hammons; daughters Mary Janosik and Kay West; sons David and Patrick Morris; stepson Erik Hammer and their respective spouses ,in addition to 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Jean was strong in her faith and had loved ones who preceded her in death who were waiting to welcome her home: her parents, Edward Barkley and Elma Sines; husbands, Jim Morris and Gene Hammer; daughter, Jennifer Sutton; son, Daniel Morris and grandson, Nathan Schefler.

The family encourages you to share your memories, stories, antics and photos of Jean on her memorial page at These shared moments will serve as a beautiful, living tribute to a life extraordinarily lived. Jean may no longer be with us in person, but her spirit and the love she shared will forever be a part of our lives.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Labre Indian School(, St. Bonaventure Indian Mission & School ( which Jean supported, or your favorite local charity or foodbank in memory of Jean.