Last Updated on November 29, 2023 by Kroeger Funeral Home
Susan Jane (Saunders) Hammond earned her wings and met Jesus on Nov. 15, 2023. Born Dec. 19, 1944, in Logansport to Phillip and Grace (Herron) Saunders. She is survived by her husband of 57 years James Hammond. Jim and Susie were married Jul. 17, 1966, in Logansport Indiana.
Together they raised four children: Stephanie Humerickhouse, Michelle Williams (Steve), Phillip Hammond (Heather), And Jason Hammond.
Grandchildren: Jessica Humerickhouse (Kerri), A J Humerickhouse (Cecelia), Alexa Hobbs (Braden), Abrah White (Riley), Austin Clem (Kassi), Nathan LoCoco, Matt Williams (Caycie), Molly Finnegan (Jake), Ali Williams (Riley), Dakota Hammond, Brady Hammond, Luke Hammond, Lillian Hammond along with 13 great grandchildren and another great granddaughter expected in April 2024. Susie’s sister-in-law Judy Cain, Brother-in-law Randy Hammond (Nicki).
Susie was a graduate of Logansport High School and Indianapolis Business College and a member of Walton Christian Church. She worked at the age of thirteen at the family business, Southside Sundries. She also worked for switches, Area Five Agency on Aging, Walton Maramart, and then she retired from Small Parts after 36 years of employment. Susie also babysat in her home for many years. Her home was always open for family, friends, and especially for her children and grandchildren. Susie loved spending time at the lake when her children were younger, swimming, boating, and sitting by the fire at night. She loved her flowers, sitting on the porch, swinging, and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. Susie was always their biggest fan. Susie especially loved cooking for those she loved, and no one ever left her house hungry or without leftovers. Susie loved going to Florida every spring with friends and family. You could always find her at the edge of the ocean with a frozen drink in her hand. Susie loved everyone she encountered unconditionally and would do anything for someone in need. She left a legacy that will last for all that knew her.
Thank you to all the Nurse’s, CNA’S, and staff at Millers Merry Manor and Guardian Angel Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Phillip and Grace Saunders, brother Steve Saunders, sisterin-law Bonnie Saunders, brother-in-law Earl Cain, stepmother Helen Saunders, In laws Leslie and Margaret Hammond, son-in-law Kevin LoCoco and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 21st, at Kroeger Funeral Home. The funeral service and Celebration of Life will follow visitation at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, also at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Collins officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or Walton Christian Church.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.