Linda Hammer, a Henryetta resident, died Jan. 14, 2020 in Henryetta at the age of 69. She was born Jan. 22, 1950 in Wetumka to Gene and Laura Berkey. The family lived in Dewar until they bought a place in 1959 in Wetumka along the North Canadian River. She married Raymond Dean Hammer Dec. 29, 1970 and had their only child in 1971.
he family moved to Kansas in 1977 and operated a flower shop until moving back to Oklahoma in 1994.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Laura Berkey, and her in-laws, Larry and Margaret Hammer.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Raymond Dean of the home; daughter, Rae Lynn Hammer of Henryetta; granddaughter, Avaree Hammer and boyfriend, Tyler Jack; great grandson due in June that she was excited to meet; very special lady that was like a daughter to her, Debi Collins of Okmulgee; sister Donna McGuire and husband LC of Hoffman; brother Terry Berkey and wife Lorri of Sherman, Tex.; sister and brother in laws, Mary and Preston Smith of Muskogee and Anna Bell and Duke Britt of Dewar; also by many nieces, nephews and cousins she loved dearly.
Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Integrity Funeral Service.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at the Dewar First Baptist Church with Rev. Darin Smith, officiating. Interment will follow at Salt Creek Cemetery in the Wilson Community. Services are under the direction and care of Integrity Funeral Service.