Yvonne Shipman Hammer, 88, of Memphis passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Methodist Hospice following a courageous fight with cancer. A lifelong member of Community of Christ, she was a gifted singer and director, devoted wife, loving mother of five, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by: parents, Dr. Frank and Mrs. Lillian Shipman of Lamoni, IA; beloved husband of 62 years, Herbert Ren Hammer of Memphis; and son, Tad Bentley Hammer of Dallas, TX.
She is survived by daughter, Candy Hammer of Knoxville; son, Ren Hammer of Memphis; daughter, Heather (David) Underwood of Franklin; and daughter, Kim Talley of Germantown, all of Tennessee. She is also survived by six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren as well as sister, Leah Ne' Van Nieuwenhuyze and brother, Bill (Joyce) Shipman both of Memphis.
Memorial service is Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m., Community of Christ Peace Chapel, 3548 Brunswick Rd., Bartlett, 38133. Remains to be scattered in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Memorials may be made to "Le Bonheur Foundation". Send to John Talley Pediatric Research Fund, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 42048, Memphis, 38174 or to a charity of your choice.