Tammy Marie Hood, 26, the daughter of Dee (Offerman) and Ben Kent and Darryl Hood, passed away on October 8, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics surrounded by her family and friends.
Tammy was born October 26, 1987, in Manchester. As a graduate of the West Delaware class of 2007, Tammy will forever be remembered as the #1 WD Hawk fan who bled black and orange. She attended every WD sporting event that she had an opportunity to and loved engaging with the students, players, and fans. Not only was she an avid Hawk fan, Tammy also had an opportunity to shine as a basketball player on senior night by scoring a three-point shot which erupted the crowd. Tammy continues to hold the 3 point record being 1/1 at 100%. Another memorable event is her nomination by the West Delaware Student Council as the 2014 Homecoming Grand Marshal.
To honor Tammy as the #1 WD Hawk fan, you are encouraged to wear black and orange and/or West Delaware apparel to her funeral mass on Monday, October 13th.
When not attending a West Delaware sporting event, Tammy tuned into her other favorite sports teams including Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago Bears. She was the person to call if you needed an update on the score of any of their games. If ‘her’ team was losing, she may not have had answered your call, but she was certain to answer your call if ‘her’ team was winning to share the score with you.
Another passion of Tammy’s was working at McDonald’s in Dyersville. This was not just a job for Tammy; it was what she looked forward to every day as she got to joke and dance with her co-workers and visit with the customers.
Tammy simply loved being around people. Whether it was the weekly bingo game, a sporting event, sitting in the lobby at her apartment complex with her friends enjoying a root beer, or singing Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash at Beavers, Tammy was the happiest when she surrounded herself with those who cared about her. Tammy has taught many to enjoy life every day!
On May 17, 2014, Tammy was blessed with the arrival of her nephew, also known as ‘her buddy’, Caleb Broghammer. Although their time together was limited, Caleb is fortunate to have spent about five months with her. She thought the world of him and he will always have her cheering him on from Heaven.
Tammy will be incredibly missed by her parents; three sisters, Jenny (Steven) Broghammer, Ashley Hood and fiancé Brian Miller, and Kimberly Hood and significant other, Jordan Hoffmann; two step-brothers, Casey (Tricia) Kent and Jesse Kent; a nephew, Caleb Broghammer; two step-nieces, Natalie and Hannah; two grandmothers, Marie Hood and Doris Offerman; a step-grandmother, Sandy Kent; many aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; her McDonalds’ co-workers; and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Glenn Hood & Leon Offerman; a cousin, Brian Ries; an uncle, Erwin Steffen; and great grandmother, Loretta Brown.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manchester, Iowa.
Celebrant: Father Joseph Schneider
Visitation: 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Manchester. There will be a 1:00 p.m. Scripture Service. Friends may also call after 9:00 a.m. on Monday at the church until service time.
Interment: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery – Manchester, Iowa.