Mrs. Hamby was a homemaker. She had previously worked at Belleville Area College, as a secretary at a local police department, and at Paris Cleaners. She enjoyed gardening, and especially loved her flower garden.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Leon F. Hamby, whom she married on August 14, 1953, and who died on December 2, 2010; her father, Walter Pauly; her mother, Helen (Sylvester) Utz; and a sister, Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Wegescheide.
Surviving are her children, Joan Helene Becherer of Waterloo, IL, Brenda Rae (Willis) Lynn, of Belleville, IL, and Cynthia Jane (Stephen) Longhibler of Caseyville, IL;
six grandchildren, Tracy Jo, Kristine, Carrie, Jimmy, April, and Michael;
a sister, Carol Crosby of Belleville, IL;
a brother, Walter G. Pauly of Ocala, FL;
a dog, Chipper;
and a cat, Barney.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.
Private burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.