Robert E. Hammersmith – age 89, of Gorham, Kansas died Friday, May 17, 2019, at Wesley Medical Center Wichita, Kansas. He was born at Gorham, Kansas to Celestine and Clara Helen (Bieker) Hammersmith.
Robert was a finish carpenter for over 40 years and spent his lifetime in the Gorham area. He was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a was a 1952 graduate of Gorham High School, a member of the Russell V.F.W. Post No. 6240 and Hays American Legion, and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Gorham, Kansas. Robert was a former Fire Chief of the Gorham Fire District, worked for Gorham Telephone Company and Hammersmith Electric.
Survivors include one brother, Joe Hammersmith, Gorham, KS; three sister, Doreen Smith and husband, Mike, Centennial, CO; Betty Froelich, Cimarron, KS; Barb Haggerty, Lawrence, KS; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by, his parents.
Services are at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601 with military honors by the Hays V.F.W. Post No. 9076.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays.
A private family Inurnment will be at the Winterset Cemetery south of Gorham, Kansas.
The family suggests memorial to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
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