Joan C. Hammond, 76, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Blades, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, June 27, 2008, at Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Millsboro, Del. She was a lifetime member of the Millville Ladies Auxiliary Fire Company, a member of the Blades Ladies Auxiliary Fire Company and a member of the Millville United Methodist Church.
Hammond was preceded in death by her parents, John and Esther (Doughtery) Conner. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William A. Hammond; six children, William A. Hammond and his wife, Carol, Nancy Trice and her husband, Ron, John Hammond and his wife, Judi, Karen Massey and her husband, Dale, Kathy Reinhart, Lisa Thomas and her husband, Richard; 12 grandchildren, B.J. Hammond, Aaron Hammond, R.J. Trice, Michael Trice and his wife, Skyler, Christina Trice, Shane Hammond and his wife, Laura, Zachary Hammond, Tyler Massey and his wife, Natasha, Mary Massey, Curtis Reinhart, Melanie Reinhart and Willie Thomas; six great-grandchildren, Jasmine Trice, Ashton Trice, J.T. Trice, Brendan Trice, Sky Hammond and Gabi Hammond; two brothers, Jack Conner and his wife, Jeannie, and Ken Conner and his wife, Linda.
A funeral service was scheduled for Wednesday, July 2, 2008, with interment in Mariner’s Bethel Cemetery, Ocean View, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Millville Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 64, Millville, DE 19970.