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Lucy Comer

Eva Lucielle Hammons Comer was born in a farmhouse southwest of Tabor, Iowa to James Franklin and Alta (Brammer) Hammons. Born to this union was 11 children and Lucy being number 9.

She grew up in the country and attended country school through the 8th grade. She didn't get to go to high school until the next year when her family moved closer to town. She was active in sports and loved softball and was the captain of her high school track and basketball team.

Lucy met her husband, Eugene Allan Comer, when he brought his sister, Irene, over to meet her brother, Bill. Lucy was 12 years old at the time and the first time they met, they argued. As they years passed, she seen him several times and they started dating in 1949 and later married on June 10, 1950 and Lucy stated, "we've been arguing ever since"! To this union, 7 children were born; Steve, Teresa, Stan, Sydney, Sandy, Scott, and Sheldon. Gene and Lucy farmed their entire lives. You would find Lucy working on the farm whenever Gene needed her or delivering meals to the men in the field. She enjoyed fishing, playing pool, and playing pitch. Lucy cooked at many restaurants and bars throughout her adult life. She was an excellent cook and always had a "crowd of followers" where ever she was cooking. Lucy didn't know a stranger and would sit down and talk for hours. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved watching them play sports when she could. She taught several of children and grandchildren how to cook, sew, fish, word working skills, and how to can fruit and vegetables. Lucy was a wonderful teacher to her grandchildren and they were always eager to go to Grandma's house where they would always find cookies or cake.

Lucy accepted the Lord as her Savior and was baptized in the Christian way in 2013.
Lucy passed away at Clearview Home on August 29, 2016 surrounded by her family at the age of 83 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Eugene; children Steven (Mila) Comer of Lorimor, Teresa Comer of Ankeny, Stan Comer of Osceola, Sydney (Kathy) Comer of Diagonal, Sandy (Wylie) Beal of Bennett, CO, the late Scott Comer of Mount Ayr, and Sheldon (Brenda) Comer of Tingley; grandchildren Steve Comer of Osceola, Kelly Comer of Peru, IA, Chris Comer of Lorimor, IA, John (Amy) Hughes of Ankeny, IA, Amy (Sean) O'Neill of Minneapolis, MN, Travis (Stevie) Hotaling of Des Moines, IA, Aaron (Beth) Comer of Mount Ayr, IA, Lindsay (Tyson) Allen of Altoona, IA, Tyson (Jodi) Comer of Diagonal, IA, Bobbie Comer Freemont, IA, Jessica Sly (Godchild), Audrey (Josh) Dunbar of Aurora, CO, Alicia (Jarrett) McGee of Bloomfield, CO, Tanya Comer of Winterset, IA, William Comer, Terri Comer, Sara Comer of Independence, MO, Shelby Comer of Diagonal, IA, and Shane Comer of Tingley, IA; 17 grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; a sister Peggy Bammer of Creston, IA; sister-in-law Beulah Brammer of Murray; a host of nieces and nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father; son Scott; great granddaughter Avery; 9 siblings; mother and father-in-law; brothers and sisters-in-law.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.

Service Date: August 31, 2016

Graveside Services:
4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Benton Cemetery - Benton, Iowa
Officiating: Pastor Bill Armstrong
Visitation: None scheduled
Burial: Benton Cemetery - Benton, Iowa
Memorials: Established in her name

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So very sorry for your loss. Lucy was one of a kind fun and a cook no one could hold a candle to. The echo of her laugh will ring on in memories forever.

Mari Hughes Aug 30 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayer are with Lucy's family. She will be greatly missed.

Eric Aug 29 2016 12:00 AM