Anna Mae Hammons

January 6, 1926 - October 18, 2019

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Anna Mae (Darpel) Hammons, age 93, of Taylor Mill, Kentucky, died on October 18, 2019. Anna Mae was born on January 6, 1926, to the late Bernard and Stella (Huelsman) Darpel. She was one of 10 children and was preceded in death by her siblings: Helen Hurm, Charlotte Birch, Bernard Darpel, Louis Darpel and Robert Darpel. She is survived by her brothers Charlie, Larry and George (Katie) Darpel; her sister Margie (Mick) Duncan; and her sister-in-law Ginny Darpel. Anna attended Saint Anthony Grade School and was a graduate of Holy Cross High School. She was a proud lifelong parishioner of Saint Anthony Church in Taylor Mill. On February 12, 1946, Anna married her true love and life partner, Samuel B. Hammons, who preceded her in death. Throughout her life, Anna was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker who centered her life on caring for her husband and their 12 children. She was dedicated to the Catholic faith which guided and sustained her. Anna loved to travel with her husband, children and her sister Margie; and greatly enjoyed tending to her yard and flower garden. She delighted in baking her legendary buttermilk biscuits, lebkuchen and chicken pot pies for her family and friends. Anna was preceded in death by four of her children: Daniel Hammons, Rob Hammons, Peggy Alig, and Teresa Vetter, and two granddaughters, Sarah Hetterman and Megan Hammons. Anna is survived by eight of her children: Sandra (Jerry) Chabre, Mary Jo Hammons, Michael (Kit) Hammons, Rita (Bob) Rothert, Carol (Jack) Russell, Tom (Mary) Hammons, Sam (Gay) Hammons, and Betty Jane (David) DeVita. Survivors also include her 27 beloved grandchildren: Laura (Greg) Tilford, Doug (Vicky) Thornton, Taylor Thornton, Cheryl (Jim) Stegman, Scott (Mary) Hammons, Mike (Ruby) Hammons, Jeff (Melinda) Hammons, Jamie (Angela) Hammons, Renee Marquette (Quinn McMurtry), Star (Russ) Staubach, Luke Darpel (Sarah Shelton), Amy (Steve) Gondosch, Joe (Lucy) Alig, Katie (Michael) Scheper, John Hammons, Tess (Adam) Brown, Anna (Steve) Raines, Jessy Rothert, Gabe (Jessica) Czirr, Zach (Ashley) Czirr, Veronica (Brendan) Cain, Brittany (Brad) Von Hoene, Christian Vetter, Nathan Johnson, Peter DeVita, David Anthony DeVita, Francie ( Ryan) Appel. Anna is also survived by 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Instead of flowers, Memorials are suggested to Saint Anthony Church, 485 Grand Avenue, Taylor Mill, KY 41015; or the Holy Cross High School Scholarship Fund, 3617 Church Street, Covington, KY 41015. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), Kentucky 41015.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Saint Anthony Church, 485 Grand Avenue, Taylor Mill, KY 41015. Interment Mother of God Cemetery, Ft. Wright. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Wayne & Kim Bailey - Oct 23, 2019
She was a wonderful lady! She is greatly missed.
Randy Scott - Oct 22, 2019
Jamie Lovern - Oct 22, 2019
Blessings from our family to you and yours. Love, Jamie and John Lovern
Jill (Bernie's kid) - Oct 22, 2019
We will miss her sweet soul. Sorry I will be unable to be there. I am out of town.
Voni Waymeyer higgins - Oct 22, 2019
My condolences to the Hammons family. Your mom was a kind and caring woman.
Mary Hammel and Ethel (Hammel) Means - Oct 21, 2019
Our sincere sympathy to the Hammons Family. May Our Lord see you through your grief and may Anna Mae rest in Peace.
Thomas and Karen Gamel - Oct 19, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss of an Amazing Woman who created a Beautiful Legacy with her Children. Blessings of Peace to each of you. Love, Thomas and Karen Gamel
Margie Duncan - Oct 19, 2019
Thanks Sis for the fond memory you gave me Wednesday. We talked, laughed, smiled and reminisced. I feel lost not having a sister to share with. We were very close in heart and soul. Love you forever, Margie
Irma perry server @ Lynna's Grill - Oct 19, 2019
I love you so much. Your sure gonna be missed. I will think of you everytime i get a strawberry jam. RIP.??

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