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Roger James Hammes

Baileyville, Kansas

10/05/1970 - 03/22/1987

Roger James Hammes, 16, Baileyville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hammes, died early Sunday, March 22, 1987, at the scene of a one-car accident.

Roger was born October 5, 1970, at Seneca, the son of Kenneth and Alice Kuckelman Hammes.  He grew up on the family farm south of Baileyville, where he helped when he wasn’t in school.

In May of 1985, he graduated from B&B District No. 451 Grade School.  At the present time he was a sophomore at B&B High School, where he was an honor student, active in sports, and played trombone in the school band.  As a member of the Scholastic Bowl team, he placed fourth at the Burrton, Ks. contest on Saturday.  He was a member of Distinguished American High School Students.  Roger played defensive tackle and offensive right guard for the B&B football team.  He was well liked and will be missed by his school and community.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Catholic Youth Organization, both at Baileyville.  Roger was an outgoing young man with many ambitions and interests.

Survivors besides his parents are a brother, Brad, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. John (Donna) Kohake of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Sharon, of the home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kuckelman and Lawrence Hammes, all of Seneca.

The rosary was prayed at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca on Sunday and Monday evenings.  The Mass of Christian Burial was offered Tuesday morning at Sacred Heart Church by Father Ron Cornish.  Music was provided by the church choir.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials are for the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital Building Fund, and may be sent in care of the family.

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