Obituary for Betty M. Hammer

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Betty M. Hammer

October 20, 1942 - July 11, 2018

Betty M. (Copsy) Hammer, age 75 passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 11, 2018 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Morgantown and former resident of Greenwood.

Betty was born October 20, 1942, in Indianapolis, to the late George W. Copsy and Ruth A. (Mikels) Copsy-Scott.  She was a 1961 graduate of George Washington High School in Indianapolis.

Betty retired in 1990 as an administrative assistant for the family business, Indiana Milk Service, in Indianapolis. She was a member of the Cottonwood Christian Church in Brown County. Betty enjoyed being a homemaker, reading Christian books, fishing, driving her jeep and traveling in the family RV.  She was also a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Most of all Betty loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Michael R. Hammer, whom she married on May 25, 1979 in Indianapolis. Betty is also survived by her children, Carl W. (Sherri) Drury of Brownsburg, Eric S. (Kim) Drury of Martinsville, Daniel R. Hammer of Indianapolis and Marcus M. (Maike) Hammer of Florida; sister: Carol Dee Wylie of Martinsville; ten grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Robert S. Drury and brother Stephen W. Copsy.

The Rev. Darrel Miller will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Monday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown.  Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Betty to the American Heart Association: 6100 W. 96th Street Suite: 200 Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Hammer family at Information:  (812) 597-4670



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Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Monday, July 16, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: October 20, 1942
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Julie Turner posted on 7/14/18

Mike I'm so sorry to hear that you have lost Betty. She was such a sweetheart. I truly understand your pain and it does get a bit easier but certainly never goes away. I'm not sure it ever does. My whole life has changed since I lost Mike. All I can tell you is, we have to go on living for them. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


Susanne Kauffman posted on 7/12/18

A beautiful soul who loved unconditionally. A great inspiration in my life that will be cherished and never forgotten. Rest in peace Betty. With love, Your Susie