Robert Hamm

Robert L. Hamm, 75, of Lewistown died at 11:07 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2003, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

He was born March 28, 1928, in Bernadotte Township, Fulton County, a son of William H. and Loreine McCaughey Hamm. He married Shirley Chenoweth on Feb. 23, 1952, in Ipava. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Bob (and Rene) of Lewistown; one daughter, Connie Derby of Lewistown; three sisters, Mildred France of Smithfield, Marjorie Deakin of Cuba, and Irma (and Marvin) McCormick of Ipava; two brothers, Russell (and Beverly) of Ipava and Harold (and Patricia) of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Billy; and one sister, Wilma Baughman.

A member of the United Mine Workers of America, he was a coal miner for Peabody and Arsarco Coal Co. for 18 years, retiring in 1978.

He also was a lifelong farmer.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canton.

Services were held Tuesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava with Elder Norman Churchill officiating. Burial was in Ipava Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Lewistown Rescue Squad.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/30/2003

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