Agnes Hamm Wieland


Agnes Hamm Wieland, age 97, passed away in her home in Port Charlotte, Fla., Sunday, January 21, 2018 with her niece Linda Wilkinson by her side.

Agnes is survived by several nieces and one nephew, and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Claude Finney, Frank Cain and Fred Wieland; sisters, Edna Hamm Aker, Peggy Hamm Hirsch, and Lillian Hamm Earnest; brothers, S. Walter Hamm and F. Ralph Hamm.

Agnes was born March 14, 1920 to Walter Jackson and Gladys Meek Hamm in Harford, Md. Her mother died in 1928. Agnes, her two brothers and three sisters were separated and went to live with various family members. One sister was adopted by a family in Baltimore; Agnes and her baby sister, Lillian, went to Sugar Grove, Va. where they grew up together. Agnes was a teacher, and taught her little sister in a one-room school. While teaching, Agnes met and fell in love with Claude Finney. Agnes and Claude married and for a time lived in the Panama Canal Zone where Claude worked in the shipyard during World War II. Later they moved to West Virginia where she became CEO of the West Virginia Water Company in St. Albans. Claude passed away in 1973. A few years after his death, she met and married Frank Cain, a family friend. They enjoyed retirement in Port Charlotte, Fla. where her sister and brother-in-law had also retired. Agnes had a caring nature and a cheerful outlook on life. She and Frank were a popular couple, entertaining often friends and neighbors at their Harbor Lake home. After Frank passed away and as time went on, she married Fred Wieland, a dear friend and excellent golfer, as well! Living to 97 years of age, she had three wonderful marriages, was a cancer survivor, and brought joy to all who knew her.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Elizabeth United Methodist Church, Sugar Grove, Va. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, behind Wharf Hill United Methodist Church, Sugar Grove, Va. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. at Elizabeth United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elizabeth United Methodist Church, c/o Carol Choate, 788 Teas Road, Sugar Grove, VA 24375.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Agnes Hamm Wieland.