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Karen Virginia Hammer

July 7, 1968 — February 19, 2023


Karen Virginia Hammer


Karen Virginia Hammer died unexpectedly at home on February 19, 2023, in Ladson, SC at the age of 54. She was born on July 7, 1968, in Charleston, SC, to the late William Henry Hammer and Shirley Joanne Rummel. Karen will be remembered for her patient, kind, compassionate, and nurturing personality that touched the lives of all who knew her. She had a curious mind and enjoyed learning new things. Finding delight in the company of all creatures, she demonstrated her profound affection for animals through her successful pet sitting business. 

She is survived by her two sons, Kevin C. Stanfield Jr. of Staunton, VA and Brandon S. Stanfield of Goose Creek, SC. She also leaves behind two sisters, Angela M. Gomez, and Kathy Weber; one brother, Bennie P. Rummel; and her fiancé Herbie McCreary, all of Goose Creek, SC.

A private service will be held at a later date.


by Walt Whitman

Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost,

No birth, identity, form—no object of the world.

Nor life, nor force, nor any visible thing;

Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere confuse thy brain.

Ample are time and space—ample the fields of Nature.

The body, sluggish, aged, cold—the embers left from earlier fires,

The light in the eye grown dim, shall duly flame again;

The sun now low in the west rises for mornings and for noons continual;

To frozen clods ever the spring's invisible law returns,

With grass and flowers and summer fruits and corn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Avian Conservation Center and Center for Birds of Prey, 4719 N Hwy 17, Awendaw, SC 29429

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