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Clara June Hamm Little

May 30, 1924 ~ March 9, 2020 (age 95)



Clara June (Hamm) Little, age 95 of Browning, died Monday, March 9, 2020 at Heritage Health in Beardstown.

She was born May 30, 1924 in Browning, the daughter of Willis Leo “Gabby” and Doris Lane Hamm. She married Charles H. Little on July 4, 1941, and he preceded her in death on October 6, 1998.

She is survived by one son Charles C. (wife Sheila) Little of Henderson, NV; two daughters Charlene Waltman of Kingman, AZ, and Debbie J. (Tom) Crowe of Browning; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one brother Bob Hamm of Browning; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter Doris West; three grandchildren Mark, Amber, and Christopher, four brothers Richard, John Leo, Charles, and Roger Hamm, and five sisters Delores in infancy, Ruth Smith Bechard, Bette Lybarger, Lois Hamm, and Linda Pierson.

Clara attended from Browning School. She was a loving wife and mother. Her and her husband served as missionaries with the Native American Reservations in North Dakota. Clara enjoyed birds and flowers and was devoted to her church and God. Most of all, she cherished spending time with family.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 AM Friday, March 13, 2020 at Browning Cemetery. There will not be a visitation. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to First Southern Baptist Church, Heritage Health Activity Fund, or Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice. Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

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Graveside Service
March 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Browning Cemetery
N. Bader Road
Browning, IL 62624


First Southern Baptist Church
900 Grand Avenue, Beardstown IL 62618
Tel: 1-217-323-5480

Heritage Health Activity Fund
8306 St. Lukes Drive, Beardstown IL 6268

Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice
331 S. Main St., Virginia IL 62691
Tel: 1-217-452-3057

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