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Kathryn L. Hammond - Obituary

Kathryn L. Hammond
Died Feb. 11, 2004

TORONTO – Kathryn L. Hammond, 85, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at the Trinity Medical Center in West Steubenville.
She was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Birmingham, Ala., the daughter of the late Thomas and Minnie E. McBride Hammond.
Ms. Hammond was a member of the Riverview United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir since 1953. She also served on several of the church boards.
She was a member of the Three Arts Club of Toronto. She helped organize and was a member of the Toronto Retired Educators Association. Ms. Hammond served as the Dean of Girls at Toronto High School from 1949 to 1975, and also was made an honorary graduate of Toronto High School. Prior to that, she taught English and Music at Beallsville Ohio School system from 1943, to 1949.
She has a bachelor’s degree from West Liberty State College and a master’s from Syracuse University.
She was a Truant Officer for the Toronto School District. She was a lifetime member of the Ohio Education Association. She helped organize and was a member of the Toronto Community Concert Band. Ms. Hammond organized the Toronto Unit of the Salvation Army and was co-coordinator of The Salvation Army Kettle Drive. She was the Toronto Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1986. She served the City of Toronto as the Health Commissioner and the Community Service Board.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Edna M. Mitchell; and five brothers including George H. and Charles A. Hammond.
Her survivors are niece, Mary Kathryn Strautmann of Toronto; great niece, Jody Strautmann of Toronto; great-great nephew, Mill-Quise Fordham of Toronto; and dear friend, Diana Steele of Toronto.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Riverview United Methodist Church at 105 N. River Ave., Toronto, with George Coffman officiating.
Burial will be at the Fort Steuben Burial Estates, Canton Road in Wintersville, Monday, F3b. 16 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William Hibbs officiating.
Friends and family will be received fro visitation Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Clarke Funeral Home at 302 Main St., Toronto, 740-537-234 or 800-588-1336, and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Riverview United Methodist Church or the Toronto High School Alumni Association.

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