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Phyllis Hamm

March 17, 1950 — January 22, 2018

Phyllis A. (Kenney) Hamm, age 67, of Peotone, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at home surrounded by her family.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A memorial gathering is planned for Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Please reach out to the family for details.

She was born on March 17, 1950 in Evergreen Park, IL, the daughter of the late Edward and Ann (Karlson) Kenney. She was a graduate of Southern Illinois University and earned two master’s degrees at Governors State University.  She was a retired school teacher having taught at Beecher High School, Thornton High School, and Thornwood High School.  She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone where she also taught Sunday School.  She was a long time member of TOPS in Peotone, was an avid skier; and was an art enthusiast volunteering at the Art Institute of Chicago.

She is survived by her husband, Lee F. Hamm of Peotone who she married on December 28, 1974 in Steger.  She is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kent (Kristin) Hamm of Peotone; her daughter and son-in-law, Kendal (James) Kalata of Blacklick, OH; 4 grandchildren, Aiden, Landen, Shane, and Lukas James; and a brother, Robert Kenney of Oakland, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to The American Brain Tumor Association would be appreciated.  Sign the guestbook at

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