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Irene Hammond

Dec 01, 2017

December 4, 1928 - November 30, 2017

Irene Hammond, 88, of Keosauqua, Iowa passed away at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Van Buren County Hospital.


A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Arygle Memorial Gardens, near Argyle, Iowa with Pastor Herb Shaefer officiating. A memorial has been established for the American Lung Association. Memorials may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 56, Donnellson, Iowa 52625.


Schmitz Funeral Home Donnellson is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at

Born December 4, 1928 in Bible Grove, Mo., she was the daughter of Bert and Donna (Evans) Slocum. On July 15, 1967 she married Merle Hammond.


Survivors include one son, Steven Randolph of Altoona, Iowa; two grandchildren, Kip and Gary Randolph; seven nieces and nephews, Mark Slocum, Mike Slocum, Brian Slocum, Pat Rippy, Penny Underdahl, Pam Mitchell, and Marilyn Paris; one half-brother, Butch Slocum; and several extended family.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her second husband, Merle; her first husband, Lester E. Randolph; one son, Richard Randolph; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank (Lois) Slocum and Max (Thelma) Slocum.

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