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Pamela M. Hammer

Pamela M. Hammer

Pamela M. Hammer, age 64, of St. Charles, MO, formerly of Quincy, died on Monday, August 24, 2020 in Hannibal Regional Hospital Emergency Room. She was born on September 24, 1955 in Quincy the daughter of Dean & Mary (Domzalski) Bizaillion. Pamela was a graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School and graduated from Sangaman State College in Springfield, IL with a Masters in Social Work.

Pamela helped to found the Madonna House in Quincy and was active in the Pro-Life Movement in Quincy. Prior to this, she had founded the Our Lady's Inn Shelter in St. Louis, MO.

Pamela was devoted to her grandchildren.

She is survived by:
HER MOTHER: Mary Bizaillion of Quincy.
HER CHILDREN: Anthony Hammer of St. Charles and Michael Hammer and his wife Beth of Quincy
GRANDCHILDREN: Korbin and Alexie Hammer; Leah, Lydia, Lucy and Lorelei Hammer.
SIBLINGS: Greg Bizaillion and his wife Debbie; Richard Bizaillion and his wife Theresa; Sherry Hills, Patricia Ragland and her husband Jody; and Jack Bizaillion.

Pamela was preceded in death by her father, and siblings: Sandy Stillwell, Sharon Bizallion and James Bizaillion.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment in Sunset Cemetery of the Illinois Veterans Home with military rites conducted by the Army Funeral Detail and the American Legion Post #37 Honor Detail. There is no visitation but friends are invited to the services.

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From:
Mary Reitwr
Quincy, IL
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Michael and family. Sorry on loss of your mom and grandmother. May she rest in peace
From:
Tammy Hill
Carrollton, IL
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Anthony, Michael, Mary and family we love you all and are at a loss with the passing of Pam. We know she is in God's hands and is rejoicing. Much love, Uncle Larry and family
From:
Kay Harland
Altona, IL
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Keeping Mike, Beth and the girls in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all, Aunt Kay
From:
Laura Zanger
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The whole Neuser family wishes love and heartfelt prayers to your family. She was always smiling.
From:
Williams
Quincy, IL
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Our deepest condolences to Pam's Family and Friends she will be missed.
From the Williams Family
Joe, Helga, Debbie, Joe, and Dean
From:
Kara Sharer
Milan, IL
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My deepest sympathies. She and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Leta
Quincy, IL
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Sorry for your loss prayers and hugs.
From:
Kathy Ridder
Quincy, IL
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I worked with Pam briefly at Madonna House. So sorry for you loss, she was a very nice person.
From:
Jane Luke
Broadview Heights, OH
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Sorry for your loss
From:
Bill & Connie Deering
Quincy, IL
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Michael and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family.
From:
Nancy Sapp
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Went to high school with Pam
Always cheerful, a very nice girl!
From:
Sharon and Stephen Stump
Prescott, AZ
Comments:
Our sincere sympathy to All of Pam’s family.
We knew Pam for many years.
She was a woman full of Faith, Hope, and Charity, who used her knowledge and abilities to help others.
We were privileged to know her.
God Bless.
From:
The Gilker Family
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We are sorry for your loss.
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Father Joe Zimmerman
Quincy, IL
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Pamela was a student of mine, and I supported her at Madonna House. She was truly a pro-life person. May God bless her family.
From:
Betty Gravlin
St Peters, MO
Comments:
I was so sad to hear about Pam's death.
I remember the open house when Our Lady's Inn was in the early planning and recruiting phase. I came because of a story in the St Louis Review.
When I saw the state of the ceiling on the third floor, I was totally doubtful that the Julia house could be made livable. I was wondering why they had not torn the building down instead.
Then I heard the expectant faith that Pam had on how she planned to open the place in a few months. She was getting parishes to adopt a room. She seemed so sure it would happen because God was with us. Her faith overcame my doubts, so I decided to do what I could to help. I was blessed with a grant to work on the project full time. I accepted an offer to live in a Marianist Volunteer community while I served the ladies at Our Lady's Inn.
So many blessings came to me out of that decision. I was touched by the love of the pregnant women for their children. I learned parenting methods that totally influenced how I raised our children. The life changing event came out of meeting my husband, Bob. I never would have met him without Our Lady's Inn. After the religious life desire left me, I saw Bob at a wedding of another Our Lady's Inn couple. That was the beginning of what ended up with 35 years of marriage.
Pam was the first spark in changing the rest of my life. I will always be grateful I met her.

Betty Gravlin
From:
Sandy Freiburg
St. Louis, Mo, MO
Comments:
I am sorry I didn't catch this earlier. The smile in the picture is Pam. She was a classmate au Notre Dame. Anytime I saw her she treated me with such Joy and love. Thank you Pam.