Schmitz Banks & Beals Funeral Home obituary – Tawnya K. Ammer, 62, formerly of Nauvoo

Tawnya K. Ammer, 62, formerly of Nauvoo

Tawnya K. Ammer, 62, of Lake of the Oaks, near Canton, Missouri, formerly of Nauvoo passed away at 9:14 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at her home.

Tawnya was born on May 22, 1957 in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of David and Gee Gee Wood Hamma. On July 26, 1975 she married Doug Ammer at the Christ Lutheran Church in Nauvoo.

Tawnya was a graduate of Nauvoo-Colusa High School. She served her community as a waitress at many local restaurants. She then became an optician and since then excelled in the optical field. She went on to become an Opthalmic Technician with Quincy Medical Group. Tawnya was a member of First Christian Church, Keokuk, before that an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, Nauvoo, Nauvoo Grape Festival Association, Nauvoo Car Show and the Nauvoo Jayceettes.

Tawnya loved her church and time spent with her family at the Lake of the Oaks.

Survivors include her husband, Doug; one son, Kirt (Mindy) Ammer of Smithville, Missouri; one daughter, Tiffany (Chad) Taylor of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren, Ethan, Evan, Ean, and Easton Ammer, Dominic and Noah Aguilera and Alaina and Jackson Taylor. Also surviving are three brothers, Mike Hamma of Delavan, Illinois, Dennis (Jane) Hamma and Wally (Cindi) Hamma all of Nauvoo.

Tawnya was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and one brother in infancy, Timothy Hamma.

The Tawnya Ammer family and Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home has decided to postpone Tawnya’s service. A service will be rescheduled at a later date. The family hopes everyone understands that the safety for everyone is their main concern. Please direct any questions to Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home, 217-453-2420.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Hospice of Northeast Missouri, First Christian Church, Keokuk or Lake of the Oaks, Canton.

Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left by visiting Tawnya’s obituary at

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