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Joseph O. Hamm

November 11, 1910 — March 21, 2007

Joseph O. Hamm

JOSEPH O. HAMM, age 96, of Eaton, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton. Born on November 11, 1910 at Gratis, Ohio, he was the son of the late Oscar and Dora (McKee) Hamm. Joe retired from General Motors in Dayton, Ohio after 30 years of service as a Tool and Die maker. He moved his family to Eaton from Dayton in 1952. From 1952 to 1975 he owned and operated the Arcadia Bowling Lanes in Eaton. He was a 1928 Lanier Township High School graduate; past member of the Masonic Lodge in Dayton; Elder and member of the First Presbyterian Church in Eaton; an avid Cincinnati Reds Baseball fan; for several years he and his wife, Hazel wintered in Florida.

Preceded in death by his wife of 69 years: Hazel B. Hamm in 2004. Brothers: Bruce, Morris, Pat, Paul and Pearl Hamm. Sisters: Ruth Lukey, Emily Curp and Alice Baker.

He is survived by his son: Stephen B Hamm of Yellow Springs, Ohio; daughters & son-in-law: Barbara L. “Barb” Weadick of Miamisburg, Ohio and Elizabeth “Liz” & Donald E. Smith of Eaton. Sister: Jenny Windle of California. Grandchildren: Mark J. & Lisa Weadick, Andrew D. & Shari Weadick, Dr. Patrick D. & Susan Weadick, Melissa K. & Larry Burkett and Deron E. & Angela Smith. Great grandchildren: Paul Weadick, Brenna Weadick, Ben Smith, Jake Smith, Hannah Weadick, William Weadick, Lindsey Burkett, Ryan Burkett, Tyler Burkett, Lauren Parker, Jenna Smith and twins Jakob Smith and Alivia Smith. Nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at Barnes Funeral Home - 220 East Main Street - Eaton, Ohio 45320 with the Rev. Dr. Randall Harvey officiating. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery in West Alexandria, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday March 23, 2007 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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