Joann (Hammer) Brown

Born: Tue., Feb. 27, 1945
Died: Fri., Jun. 15, 2018


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 19, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Jun. 19, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Joann Brown, 73, of Ft. Wayne, formerly of Winchester, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at her home.  She was born on February 27, 1945, in Fosters Ohio, to Orin and Dorothy E (McCandless) Hammer.

Joann worked at Westinghouse.  She enjoyed spending time with her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.  She was the Rock of the family.

Joann is survived by her four daughters, Debra (Verdeen) Harris of Winchester, Donna J. Hunt of Fort Wayne, Joann C Kennedy of Bluffton, and Shannon J. (Ernest) Greene of Fort Wayne; siblings, Don (Bev) Hammer of Ohio, Erma (Theodore) Maxwell of Ohio, Pete (Maggie) Hammer of Lynn, Roger (Joyce) Hammer of Winchester, and Steve Hammer of Ohio; 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James D. Brown; her brother, John V. Hammer, Sr.; and great grandson, Marquis Hawkins, Jr.

Funeral services for Joann will be at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Walker Funeral Home with Paster Danny Hines officiating.  Burial will follow at the Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.

Friends and family may call from 12-2 p.m., on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Dyan Gentilcore
   Posted Sun June 17, 2018
Donna so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs. God has received another angel. God bless. Prayers for the entire family.

Debbie Little
   Posted Sun June 17, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Janet Mitchell
   Posted Wed June 27, 2018
I want to express how sorry Iam for the familys loss. There are some very
comforting words found in Gods Word, the Bible, at Acts the 17th. chapter,
verses 24 & 25 where God is called "the source of life"......the One who
gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to our
loved ones who have died. Another comforting scripture is found in the Bible
book of Job, the 14th. chapter, verses 14 & 15. It speaks about how God
longs to bring back those who are in His memory & see them live on earth
again. I hope this brings the family comfort. My sincere condolence to you &
yours. Janet

John Hammer Jr.
   Posted Wed July 04, 2018
Debbie, Donna, Joann and Shannon, I wanted to send my deepest condolences on the passing of your mom (Aunt Joann). Even though it has been many years since I had last seen her, I will always remember the holidays, cookouts and family events that we all would spend together with her. I pray that you all are doing well and again you have my family’s deepest condolences. Take care and God Bless.

JJ, Wendy, Justin and Jayden Hammer