Barbara  Hammack


Barbara J Hammack, 92, of Morgantown, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Henry, Nebraska, on October 9, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Karl and Violet Moorehouse Kinnamon.
She attended business college in Nebraska and met the love of her life, Harry W. Hammack, during WWII and they were married Feb 1, 1944, in Reno, Nevada. They crossed the U.S. seven times before settling in Morgantown in 1953.
An amazing wife, homemaker and mother, she devoted her life to her family as well as fostered many newborn children until adoption. She was a mother to many and cared for those in her community for years. She served the Lord at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church for many years as a Deaconess and Deaconess Ameritas. She attended Monongah Baptist Church in her later years.
She went to work later in life and was employed at Miller's Wallpaper, WVU Human Resources, and In Touch and Concerned. She was Employee of the Year in 1988 and awarded the State of WV, Exemplary Older Worker, March 17, 1988, as presented by Governor Arch Moore.
She is survived by five children: Judy Gould and husband, Marvin, of Bridgeport, Lora Zirkle and husband, Dale, of Fairmont, William Hammack of Morgantown, Barbara Gunther and husband, Robert, of Park Forest, IL, John Hammack and wife, Andrea, of Emporium, PA. She had 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years and one brother.
Special thanks to Pastor Douglas Miller of Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Pastor David Huckins and friends of Monongah Baptist Church, and staff and special friends at Mapleshire who have supported Barbara and the family.
Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street, Morgantown, on Monday, April 22nd from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 23rd from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Huckins and Pastor Douglas Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Food Pantry, 308 Elmhurst Street, Morgantown, WV 26505.
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Roberta Starkey
Apr 21, 2019
Lora, sorry about your mom. She was a very nice lady. Prayers to you and your family.
John Paul Gotses
Apr 21, 2019
May her soul rest in eternal peace with God.