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Arlene R. Hammel

Arlene R. Hammel, 95, of Huntington, IN, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 9:02 p.m., at her home.  

Mrs. Hammel graduated from Huntington High School in 1945. She was a partner in Hammel’s Home Appliance Shop.  She was a member of Church of the Nazarene, Huntington, Model T. Ford Club, Antique Automobile Club of America and Wheelman Club.

She was born on Oct. 5, 1926, in Huntington, Ito Ezra and Bessie Strine Funk.  She married Richard P. Hammel in Biloxi, MS. He preceded her in death.

Survivors are a daughter Brenda Rittenhouse, of Huntington; daughter-in-law Sandy Hammel, of Fort Wayne; a sister Bessie June Risk of Traverse City, MI; five grandchildren Joshua (Erica Mabery) Rittenhouse, Christa (Jayson) Spurgeon, Audra Rittenhouse, Timothy Hammel, Pam Curdes; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Crystal Ann Hammel and Lynette Ann Hammel; and two sons, Rodney and Terry Lee Hammel.

Calling will take place on Friday, March 4, from 1 to 6 p.m. with funeral services immediately following at Church of the Nazarene in Huntington. Rev. Bobby Kemp will officiate.   Deal-Rice Funeral Home, Huntington, is handling arrangements.

Burial will be on Saturday, March 5, at 10 a.m., in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Huntington.

Memorials may be made to Church of the Nazarene, or a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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