JoAnn (Hardesty) Hammel
Making applebutter at historic
St. Paul's in New Melle, Missouri
Meeting the new German 
Ambassador to the USA
This photo is just a little clearer

After graduation I followed the usual pattern .....continued education
(Miss Hickey's Secretarial School)...work (McDonnell Aircraft),
marriage in 1958 to Bob Hammel (Ferguson graduate and GM
employee).  Two children, a son and daughter and two more by
marriage.  We enjoyed them as children, and also now as
productive adults with a good sense of humor.  They have blessed us
with 5 grandchildren ...4 boys, 1 girl.  The joys of my heart!

For the past 27 years we have lived in rural New Melle, Mo. (about
40 miles West of STL.  I am active in church and community
projects.  For 10 years I have been president of the New Melle-
melle, Germany club.  We have a partnership with Melle and I have
arranged many tours to Europe.  We travel again this September to
Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.

I attend classes at the local community college when I have time.
We enjoy antiquing and gardening.  I regularly see old classmates
(better rephrase that to former classmates!!)  Have worked on all
the class reunions---if you haven't attended one - you have missed
out on a heartwarming experience !!.  My husband thinks we have a
great class and enjoys my reunion more then his own!!  We have so
much fun I can hardly wait until the next one!  See you there... God
willing!

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