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Obituary: Audrey Mae Lammers

Obituary: Audrey Mae Lammers

July 3rd, 2018 in Obituaries

Audrey Mae Lammers, age 94, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Presbyterian Manor in Fulton. She was born to Alvena Eggers Crump and Ray Crump on January 30, 1924 in Jefferson City. She resided in Jefferson City until 1930, when her family moved to Russellville, Mo. There, she attended elementary school with such teachers as Miss Lina Simpson, Barthol Tellman, Helen Morris, Mildred Kuhlman, Erle Rhodes, Frank Hettenmeyer, and Maynard Jones. She was a student at Russellville High School for two years before the family moved to Fulton, where she graduated from Fulton High School in 1941. Audrey attended William Woods College 1941-42, until she was called for a job as a typist at the Welfare Office in Fulton. She was later promoted as secretary to the child welfare supervisor, in Jefferson City. Audrey was the first typist on the Child Welfare Manual for the state of Missouri. She also worked at WWC in the Dean's office as Registrar, and at one point was the representative from Callaway County for legal secretaries, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Later, she became a legal secretary for the law office, Baker and Baker in Fulton, and finally ended her secretarial career as the secretary to the superintendent of the Fulton State Hospital, retiring in 1989. Audrey was a faithful member of the Fulton United Church of Christ, where she served on the church counsel, various committees and women's groups, and either as a solo, substitute, or full time organist for 70 years, retiring in 2013. She also served with Fulton Ecumenical Ministries in various capacities, and she faithfully attended hundreds of concerts, plays, ballgames, etc. through her many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Audrey married Carl Lammers (deceased 1984) at Fulton United Church of Christ on August 6, 1955. They farmed north of Fulton, raising beef cattle and strawberries for many years. Their five surviving children are: Ed Lammers (and Jan) of Cassville, Mo.; Jane Lammers Hicklin (and Harold) of Peculiar, Mo.; Rachel Lammers Dodson (and Dan) of Jefferson City, Mo.; Laura Lammers Reynolds (and Zennie) of Columbia, Mo.; and Jim Lammers of Kansas City, Mo. She has nine grandchildren: Kate Lammers, Lynne CobLammers (and Jacob), Hannah Wiseman, Julia Padgett (and Trevor), April Gibson (and Dan Ihms), Ben Gibson, Christopher Draffen (and Tia), Tim Draffen (and Katie Wulff), Joanna Draffen (and Wallace Allen); and great- grandchildren: Aurora, Ada, and Tristan Padgett; Kade and Kyra Allen; Clark and Dax Draffen; Pearl Elizabeth Ihms; Lyla Draffen and Charllee Wulff. Other surviving family members include two brothers, Marvin R. Crump (and Connie) of North Monmouth, Maine; and Herbert Ralph Crump (and Betty) of Longview, Texas; a sister-in-law, Mary (Lammers) McDonald of Fulton; a son-in-law, John Gibson; and numerous nieces and nephews. One son-in-law, Tom Draffen, is deceased. Visitation will be at the Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St., Fulton, Mo., at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5. Service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Callaway Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Fulton United Church of Christ, 405 Jefferson St., Fulton, MO 65251. Online condolences may be made at www.debofuneralhome.com