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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Obituary - Dean Hammer

Dean Hammer, 85 of Amoret, Missouri passed away March 14, 2021 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services for Dean and his son Ronnie Hammer will be held at 12:00 pm (Noon), Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the Whiskey Mansion Ranch, 2109 NW County Road 2501, Butler, Missouri 64730. 

A visitation for Dean and Ronnie will be held Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm prior to the service also at the Whiskey Mansion Ranch. Burial will follow in Benjamin Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri. 

Friends are welcome to attend, however masks are encouraged and social distancing should be observed. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). 

Memorial contributions may be made to Mullinax Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Dean Hammer was born April 14, 1935 in Westville, Oklahoma to Eli and Nannie Jumper Hammer. He grew up in Oklahoma and worked as a Union Carpenter until moving his family to Missouri in the early 1970s.

One of Dean’s greatest loves in life was the rodeo. For many years Dean would travel all over to compete in as many rodeos as he could. Before retiring in 1993, he threw his last steer at the age of 60.

Dean will forever be remembered as the guy who never knew a stranger, always had a smile, making sure you felt welcome, and for his famous lines like, “Lunch is at Noon!”
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, 13 siblings, son Ronnie Hammer, son Ronald Hammer, and daughter Deanna Barton.

He is survived by his wife Pat Hazelbaker, step-daughters Brenda Ratty (Randy), and Cathy Kump. He also leaves behind his daughter-in-law Mickie Hammer, son-in-law Gary Barton, bonus son Garry Perrymann, nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Dean will be forever waving from his front porch in Heaven.