Lloyd Keith Hammer

Keith Hammer

Lloyd Keith Hammer, born June 21, 1936, died March 30, 2024 at home after a short illness. Keith was born and grew up in Independence, Missouri, graduated from William Chrisman High School, and attended college at Kansas City Art Institute and University of Illinois at Champaign. He married Roberta Schindler 62 years ago. They resided in Excelsior Springs for the past 47 years.

Keith worked as a landscape designer, but painting was his life’s pursuit and satisfaction. His paintings received many awards and prizes. Spending time in the Colorado and Wyoming Rocky Mountains was inspirational and very important to him. He enjoyed his Excelsior Springs home next to the Fishing River, watching birds on the deck, and vulture dances in the sky.

Keith was preceded in death by daughters, Ann in 2014 and Molly in 2020.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta; son, Aaron Hammer (Bonnie); daughters, Rachel Jeffries (Nathan) and Nora Hammer (Tyler Lasche); and by grandchildren, Tyler Hammer, Lyndsi Williams, Miriya Stiles, Misti Stiles, Finn Jeffries, and Henry Lasche. There are three great grandchildren, Asher, Jade, and Madix.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Art Show will be held on April 28, 2024 at The Montgomery Venue.

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

Dear Roberta & Family,
I join with all of your friends in this community who once again say, “I’m sorry for your loss.” I’m anxious to see Keith’s works of art tomorrow. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Sincerely, Jane Hoffman