Beulah Hamm


Beulah A. Hamm, 83, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at Twin Rivers Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Blue Pennant, West Virginia, on September 16, 1930, the daughter of the late Clyde and Ruby Mae (Jarrell) Smith. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. She had worked at Kmart and the Dog House Restaurant. Beulah enjoyed volunteering at Defiance Hospital since 1980. She also enjoyed bluegrass music and spending time with her friends on Tuesday nights at the Blue Grass Barn in Oakwood, Ohio. Most of all, Beulah enjoyed spending time with her family and good friends.

In 1971, she married Darris Hamm, who survives.

Beulah will be missed by her husband, Darris; daughters, Judy (Dan) Hohenbrink of Continental and Janet (Mark) Bezruczko of Defiance; son, Kevin (Cecilia) Hamm of Fort Myers, Fla.; stepsons, Stanley (Sherri) Hamm of Napoleon, Daniel Hamm of Napoleon and Jerry Hamm of Napoleon; stepdaughter, Vivian Bush of Napoleon; sister, Bobbi Jane Smith of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; brothers, Edgel Smith of Antioch, Calif., Walter Smith of Portland, Oregon, and Larry Smith of North Carolina. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Burnside; a brother, Clyde Smith Jr.; and her parents.

Services for Beulah will be at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, 1753 S. Clinton St., Defiance, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, with Rev. Max Begley officiating. Friends are invited to call Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Lawson-Roessner. Entombment will be in Riverview Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

Suggested memorials are to CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. Condolences to the family may be shared at

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