Dr. John & Mrs. Esther


65th Wedding Anniversary Dr. John L. & Mrs. Esther L. (Rinehart)(R.N) Hamer celebrated their anniversary on June 28, 2017. The Hamers met while a medical & nursing student at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; both are undergraduate alumni of Manchester University. They married at Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren, Hagerstown, IN. They served in Church of the Brethren (COB) medical missions in Nigeria from 1953-1969. Then, Dr. John worked 2yrs at the LaGrange, IN clinic, before his private Fort Wayne Family practice from 1971-1991; then at the Fort Wayne Developmental Center until retirement in 2001. Dr. John also celebrated 70yrs of COB ordination in 2016. Esther retired from nursing, but remained a diligent volunteer & homemaker. They have 2 daughters, Krista (Thomas) & Harriet (Abe). The Hamers reside in North Manchester, IN.


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