Rosa Lee Hamm, age 92, of West Liberty, formerly of Dayton and St. Paris, passed away at 2:50 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018. Born on December 14, 1925 in Dryden, VA, Rosa was a daughter of the late George F. and Grace (Daugherty) McElroy. She married William G. Hamm on June 27, 1949 and he preceded her on Jan 9, 2007. Rosa’s family was most important to her and she enjoyed spending time with her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Stephen Graves of St. Paris, OH. She was a loving grandmother to three grandchildren, Becky (Buck) Purtee of DeGraff, OH, Stephen (Lindsay) Graves of Lebanon, OH, and Megan Graves of St. Paris, and four great grandchildren, Landon and Chloe Purtee, Henry Graves, and Ryleigh Gannon. Nephews Pat Elliott of Gate City, VA and Sonny Johnston of TN, and a niece Rita Freese of Naples, FL also survive her. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Johnston, and Reba Elliott, and two brothers, Burl and G.F. McElroy. Rosa enjoyed gardening, flowers and a great game of Skip Bo. Her family would like to thank Green Hills Inn nursing staff for their wonderful care and Universal Hospice for the comfort they provided.Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris, Ohio with Reverend Ken Neighoff, Chaplain of Green Hills Community presiding. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, 8200 W. National Road, New Carlisle, OH. There will be two hours of visitation prior to the funeral services beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday in the funeral home. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Association at www.jdrf.org/donate. Condolences to the family may be left at www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.
Juvenile Diabetes Association