Joanne Tuttle Hamman

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HAMMAN Joanne Tuttle Hamman, 86 of Clarksburg, died peacefully on September 6, 2012 at Marjorie P. Lee in Cincinnati. Joanne was born on June 1, 1926, the same day as Marilyn Monroe, in Poland, Ohio to the late Hurd and Jennie (Scholl) Tuttle. She graduated from Youngstown Chaney High School in 1944. Joanne attended Flora Stone Mather College for Women for two years before transferring to Ohio State University majoring in art. She met her husband, Robert M. Hamman, they were married on February 15, 1948, then she became a farmer's wife. He died on December 4, 1968. She taught kindergarten from 1969-1972 at the Williamsport Methodist Church and taught at the Pioneer School from 1972-1976. She completed her college educations and graduated from Ohio University in 1976. She started her 20 year teaching career teaching 2nd grade at Frankfort Adena Primary school from 1976-1996. After retirement she became an active volunteer at the Pump House Art Gallery in Chillicothe. She was a member of the Clarksburg Young Married Women's Club, a 4-H advisor for the Clarksburg Happy Homemakers, a member of the Clarksburg City Council and belonged to the Ross County Retired Teacher's Association. Her hobbies were sewing, reading and enjoying her grandchildren. She made over 200 Raggedy Anns and Andys which she lovingly gave to family and area newborns. She considered herself blessed with such a good life and touched the lives of many people. She is survived by daughters, Jenny (Bob) Schmitz of Bexley, Peggy (Chuck) Landes of Cincinnati and son, Carl (Nancy) Hamman of Mount Sterling; grandchildren, Addy (Taft) Matney, Libby and Kirby Schmitz, Allison (Eric) Goodman, Philip Landes, Robert Hamman and Scott (Lauren) Hamman; great-grandchildren, Trey Matney, Palmer and Maguire Goodman; niece and nephews, Tom (Genny) Hamman, Andy (Cathy) Hamman, Bill Hamman, Gail (Roger) Blevins and Gary (Linda) Goterba; 10 great-nephews and one great-niece; four great-great-nieces; and one great-great-nephew. Preceded in death by sister Mary Goterba, brother-in-law Clarence Goterba, nephew Greg Goterba, brother and sister-in-law George and Janie Hamman, niece-in-law April Hamman. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Clarksburg United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Caddell officiating. Burial will follow at the Brown's Chapel Cemetery, Clarksburg. Friends may call at the EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Frankfort on Monday, September 10, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in her memory to the Ross Co 4-H Endowment Fund, 475 Western Ave. Suite F Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 or to the Frankfort Adena High School Scholarship Fund, 3367 County Road 550, Frankfort Ohio in care of Shaune Andres, treasurer.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 9, 2012
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