Joan Carol Hammon

Joan Carol Hammon

April 01, 1938 ‐ March 02, 2021
Joan Carol Hammon
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: Westlake, Ohio

Joan Carol (Barth) Hammon, age 82. Born April 1, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio. Died March 2, 2021. Beloved wife of Edward S Hammon; mother of Peggy (John) Vasu, Gayle Hammon, Doug (Erin) Hammon, and Inge (Lisa) Grontvedt, Norwegian AFS Exchange Student. Grandmother of Timothy (Holly) Yager, Jacob Yager, Alex Boesken, Becci Boesken, Curt Boesken, Dan (Domi) Boesken, Dylan (Casey) Hammon, Hannah Hammon, and Craig Hammon, Ingrid Grontvedt, Haagen Grontvedt, and August Grontvedt. Sister of Beverly (Bill) Stives, and aunt of Mike (Cindy) Stives, and Eric (Kirsten) Stives. Preceded in death by parents James and Rose (Schmidt) Barth, and brother James “Don” (Linda) Barth.

Joan had a great love of gardening, especially her Dahlias, travelling, and spending time with her grandchildren, going to all their activities. She instilled the kids with a love for the outdoors, including bird watching, fishing, and blueberry picking.

A nearly lifelong resident of Westlake, she continued to enjoy getting together with her friends from the Westlake High School class of 1956. She was also a lifelong member of the Westlake United Methodist Church, and a 25 year volunteer at Fairview Hospital.

She will be greatly missed by her family, many friends, and the entire “Bassett Road Gang.”

Public visitations are scheduled for Friday, March 12, 2021, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday, March 13, 2021, 9:00 am – 11:00 am. A private memorial service will follow. The memorial service will take place at Jenkins Funeral Chapel and will be streamed live. 

In lieu of flowers, donations are being requested in Joan’s name to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank ( or Lorain County Master Gardeners ( “Give Now”).


Hammon Memorial Service

Guest Comments

Bill and Kay Martin
Westlake Ohio

Our prayers are with your family. Joan will be so missed, but I will think of her often and especially when I pass beautiful flowers and gardens.

Ron & Marilyn Kulikowski
Lakewood, Ohio

We want to express our deepest sympathy to Ed Hammon and his Family for their great loss. We always knew Joan to be a very hard working, loving and generous person. Joan was a great help to Ed for those times when they entertained our Westlake Softball Team members and wives in their beautiful back yard.
We always enjoyed having Joan show us around her lovely flower and vegetable gardens and explain each planting. Their yard was always filled with birds singing and hummingbirds darting around. Oh yes , and one Siamese cat too.
We will remember both Joan and Ed in our prayers.

No. Ridgevilke, OH

With love and fond memories. Tess

Patti and Randy Stineman
Westlake, Ohio

Joan was simply an angel, who was there for all. A beautiful soul with a loving soul mate.
You never forget how a person makes you feel. Joan and Ed Hammon were masters at making you feel so welcomed, that you did not want to leave. Warm, caring loving, When you visited, you always left feeling good. You just knew their Home a safe harbor.

Our Deepest sympathy to Ed and family. Our hearts are heavy By your loss of Joan. Peace to you.
Patti and Randy Stineman, church family

Bill and Mary Alice Thauvette
Soda Springs, CA

Joan was oldest cousin. She always had a good sense of humor and a smile on her face. She will be missed.

Len & Sharon Kosatka
Avon Lake, Ohio

Joan always greeted us with a smile every Sunday from the time we joined our church. Her wit in conversation will be missed greatly.

Blair and Sheila Lanning
Wellington Ohio

Very saddened to hear of Joan's passing. Her nurturing nature was reflected in her love of plants and gardening. She passed these beautiful qualities and loving nature to all her family and friends. As recipients of some plants, we will cherish them and remember the beautiful woman from whom we received them. Thank you Joan for showing us how to care for nature, family and friends.

Diana and Archie Smith

RIP to a wonderful person and good friend, You will be greatly missed.

David Truman
N. Ridgeville

Sending our sincere sympathy to Ed and the whole family.
Everyone who knew and loved Joan will miss her.

Renee Jones
Hartville Ohio

You will be greatly missed aunt Joan. I’m sorry we couldn’t get out there to visit recently. Time gets away from us. I will always be grateful for being welcomed into the whole Barth family from the time Don married my mom. We have tons of pictures and memories of everyone! Love from Duane Daniel and Bryan. I’m sorry you didn’t get to meet all my grandkids ! God bless and you are now with papa Don and mom and grandpa and grandpa

Tina Jacobs - Fairview Hospital
Amherst, OH

My thoughts and prayers go out to Ed and his family. Joan was a wonderful volunteer at Fairview Hospital and a truly kind and amazing person. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to know Joan. I will miss her.

John and Judy Jacobson

We knew Joan through her neighbors Don and Betty Jo Thrall. We were blessed to know her parents too.

God be with your family.

The Twigg Family
Westlake, Ohio

Your smile and neighborly friendliness will be missed by many. You and yours made Bassett Road a great home for kids of all ages. All are blessed to have known you!

Mathew M Matjasic
N Ridgeville Ohio 44039

Sorry about your lost

Jim & Ellie Yager

We loved Joan very much. We always looked forward to
our Domino nights and family get togethers. It's hard to
put in words how much we'll miss her. She was a very
very special person.

Cindy Cilimburg Medema
Poolesville, MD (Bassett Rd neighbor)

Bassett Road was a special place to grow up. It won’t be the same without Joan Hammon, a truly great next door neighbor for my 53 years! I will miss her greatly.

Debra, Phill, and Parker Foubert
Toronto, ON

We are sorry were unable to attend the funeral and be with you all. Joan was an amazing women with a warm loving heart. We are very sorry for your loss.

Kay and Bob Cilimburg
Westlake Ohio

We moved into our Bassett Rd house in 1961 and 4 years later Hammons moved into the house next to our driveway. I mention this because we have been such good friends their cars or company's cars are often parked in our drive. We have keys to each other's homes and can borrow most anything either Joan or I have needed. She has been my go=to friend for sewing, cooking and gardening help. We pass birthday and anniversary cards back and forth, some from way back in time. The Bassett kids all grew up together in the back fields before the development and sidewalks. The Bohrs, Cervenys, Thralls, Lewis'plus our two families even camped one Labor Day Weekend in the back baseball field that had been created for the neighborhood. It was a good life. Joan has been a good friend. I will try to fill the hole in my heart with good memories. I know the other Bassett folks are with you.

Kim & Norm Kalal
Ooltewah, TN (formally from Westlake)

Another angel to watch over all of us. Joan will be missed by many here on earth. Prayers for the whole Hammon family.

Patricia Boesken
Rocky River

My heart goes out to Ed and the whole family.
I had many nice times with Joan. My prayers are with you.

Diana Walton
Parma, Ohio

To the whole Hammon family, so sorry for your loss. Joan was a wonderful and friendly person.

Terry & Phyllis Tracy
Westlake, Oh.

Sorry for your loss.

william R stives
avon lake

She will remain in our hearts,

Russ and Cathy Kishel and family
Fairview Park, Ohio

We will miss her dearly and will remember the times we were able to get together for a family reunion though there were only a couple. Sending hugs and prayers to everyone and praying for God to give you strength during this time of need.

Eva Grøntvedt
Stjørdal, Norway

We will always remember Joan with thankfullness and love in our hearts. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness.
From Erik, Erlend og Eva