Mary Ruth (Dunbar) Hammonds

July 24, 1923 ~ February 15, 2021 (age 97)


Mary Ruth Hammonds, 97, of Ina passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Mary Ruth was born July 24, 1923 in Ina, IL the daughter of Henry (Gillie) & Hazel (Webber) Dunbar. Mary was of the Baptist Faith, and she attended the Ina Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hammonds is survived by a:

Sister: Laura Hoffman of Plainfield, IL


Robert (Norma) Dunbar of Ina

Darrell (Diane) Dunbar of Christopher

Special Friends: Clifford (Judy) Whittington of Ina

Along with many special Nieces & Nephews

She was preceded in death by her Parents, three Sisters & Brother-in-laws: Marjorie (John) Bellamy, LaJune (Jack) Ward, Norma (Richard) Conner and Brother-in-law-Wayne Hoffman, four Brothers: Ronald, Donald, Billy and Burton (Eva) Dunbar and Special Companion: Clyde Whittington.

Memorials may be made to the Ina Missionary Baptist Church in Ina, IL.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 13th at the Ina Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Burzynski officiating. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery in Ina.

Due to health concerns related to COVID-19 we ask everyone attending the services to be considerate of others and to practice social distancing. We are limited to 50 people in our building at a time, and masks or face coverings are required.

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Celebration of Life
March 13, 2021

1:00 PM
Ina Missionary Baptist Church
3rd & Elm Streets
Ina, IL 62846

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