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Clara Nell “Nellie” Hammitt, 95, of Farmer City, died at 11:47 a.m. Monday (Nov. 10, 2014) at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

A private graveside service will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Farmer City. Cremation rites have been accorded by Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington.

She was born March 1, 1919, in Champaign, daughter of Joseph B. and Aileen Connor Moore. She married Martin Scott Hammitt on Dec. 23, 1939. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter and one sister.

Surviving are one daughter, Kathie Jo Thoennes, Bloomington; two sons, M. Kent (Wendy) Hammitt, Farmer City, and M. Kirk (Joan) Hammitt, Spring Valley; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Nellie attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, where she earned her teaching certificate. She enjoyed a long career teaching elementary school in Danvers and Stanford, but mostly she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Nellie’s family would like to express a special thank-you to all of the staff members at the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Care Center for their compassionate and professional care.

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