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Elsworth "Hoot" Hammer

July 9, 1940 — May 2, 2023

Pryor

Elsworth Hammer, also known as Hoot, 82, of Pryor, Oklahoma, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at his home. Born on July 9, 1940, in his hometown of Pryor, he was the son of Ellsworth and Elizabeth (Purcell) Hammer. Receiving his masters from Oklahoma State University, he dedicated many years as a social worker for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. He enjoyed listening to the radio and walking often in the park. Hoot was a history buff and enjoyed anything to do with the subject. He also looked forward to having lunch with his friends at the CARD Pryor Senior Center. Most of all, he enjoyed time with his family, especially his niece Elizabeth Ann and nephew, Alan Jr. He leaves behind many wonderful memories for his loved ones to cherish and will be dearly missed.

A funeral service for Hoot will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2023, in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., on May 11, 2023. To leave his family a personal message, please visit his Guestbook at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service of Pryor.

He is survived by his sister, Peggy Yarborough of Tulsa, Oklahoma; nephew, Alan Yarborough of Pryor, Oklahoma; immediate cousins, Becky Ramsey and Herb Hammer, along with a host of cousins and family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ellsworth and Elizabeth Hammer.

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Visitation

Thursday, May 11, 2023

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Center

1204 N. E. 1st St., Pryor, OK 74362

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Center

1204 N. E. 1st St., Pryor, OK 74362

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