Arthur H. Hamman, age 89, died Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Ashland.
Born August 25, 1931 in Shelby to Arthur "Dewey" and Florence (Hopkins) Hamman, he had been a Shiloh area resident the majority of his life. He was a 1949 graduate of Shiloh High School where he was the class Salutatorian. During his time at Shiloh High School, Arthur was chosen to attend the American Legion's Buckeye Boys State. He later served in 72nd Tank Battalion with the United States Army where he won an award for fixing tanks. Arthur was employed with General Motors for 15 years before he accepted his call to ministry. He had founded the Community Gospel Chapel and later was Pastor at Wesleyan churches, first in Mansfield, then Rittman and eventually Conesville where he retired before moving back to Shiloh. Arthur loved studying, especially the Bible, working on the family farm, and fixing anything he could. Pastor Art loved people and shared God's word to others for 50 years as an Ordained Minister. Following his retirement he was employed as a courier with the Shelby Daily Globe, working until the age of 83.
He is survived by his beloved wife Donna Marie (Ireland) Hamman whom he wed November 11, 1951; children, Jeffrey (Beth) Hamman of Shiloh, Michael (Karen) Hamman of Mansfield, Deborah (Jeffrey) Baldridge of Ontario, Rebekah (Steven) Irvin of Florida and Elizabeth (William) Armstrong of Ontario; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; siblings Gerald (Lois) Hamman of Mansfield and Caroline (Philip) Doerr of North Carolina; his daughter-in-law Pamela Hamman of Shelby and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son Thomas Hamman; his great-grandson, Isaac Sprague; and three siblings.
Friends may call Friday, May 7, 2021 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at the Wesley Evangelical Church of Shiloh at 58 E Main St, Shiloh, OH 44878. Funeral services will follow at 12:00PM from the church. Pastor Russ Smith will officiate with interment and Military Honors taking place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley Evangelical Church of Shiloh, 58 E. Main St., Shiloh, OH 44878.
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