Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Annabelle Lammering, 89, Keokuk

Anabelle Lammering, 89, of Keokuk

Annabelle Lammering, 89, of Keokuk died Friday, August 7, 2020 at River Hills Village in Keokuk due to complications after hip surgery.

     She was born April 29, 1931 in Keokuk, the daughter of Everett and Florence Klein Stice.  She graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1949.

     On August 1, 1952, Annabelle was united in marriage to John R. “Jack” Lammering, Jr. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Keokuk, IA.  He preceded her in death on June 17, 2008.  

         Annabelle had worked at Dr. Bill Rankin and Dr. Robert Kemp’s office in Keokuk for thirty years as a Bookkeeper/Secretary.  She retired in 1992.   

     She was a life-long member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Keokuk, IA and an active member of the Altar Guild and the Episcopal Church Women (ECW).   One of Annabelle’s favorite activities was the annual church rummage sale.

     Annabelle loved going to garage sales with her dear friend Mary Lou Brunstein and having lunch with friends.    She also enjoyed going to flea markets and auctions where she looked for treasures.  She loved playing games, cards, computer games, putting together jigsaw puzzles and watching the Hallmark channel.  Annabelle was a caring, loving woman who was devoted to her husband and children and the life they shared.  Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the sunshine of her life and she loved spending time with them.

      She is survived by three daughters, Debby (Robert) Glasgow of St. Charles, MO, Jane (David) Fay of St. Louis, MO, and Barbara Lammering Ames of Keokuk, IA, eleven grandchildren; Sarah Pendergast, Rob (Jennifer) Glasgow, Denise (Brandon) North, Anne (Anthony) Isom, Don (Beth) Shinn, Jennifer (Mike) McCawley, James (Kim) Glasgow, Joseph (Brittnee) Glasgow, Alex (Breanna) Glasgow, Bryan Fay and Adam (Erin) Fay, twenty-two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

     Besides her husband she was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, John Lammering III, one grandson, John Thomas Glasgow and nine brothers and sisters.

     Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Keokuk with Father Larry Snyder officiating. Burial will be in the Keokuk National Cemetery.

     Visitation will be held after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with the family meeting with friends from 6 – 8 p.m.

     Social distancing requirements will be in place and attendees may be limited according to those requirements.  Masks are required at the church and strongly encouraged at the funeral home.  

     Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church Women of St. John’s Episcopal Church (ECW) in Keokuk.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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