Rowena Hammers
04/29/1934 – 12/13/2012

Rowena Hammers, 79 of Zanesville passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

She was born April 29, 1934 in Urbana, Ohio the daughter of the late Clarence Dunn and Iona Amspaugh Dunn. Rowena worked as an inspector for Brockway Glass. Upon her retirement she worked as a cashier at JC Penny. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist church, American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliaries and a member of the Lash High school Class of 1953.

In 1972 Rowena married the late James D. Hammers, he died in 1995. She is the loving mother of Brenda (David) Buchanan-Wolfe, Kathy Buchanan-Bost and Janie (Gary) Buchanan- Huey. She is the Cherished grandmother of Thomas Bost III, Mike and Brent Smitley, Jeremy, Joshua and Jared McLean. Great Grandmother of 13 and Great-Great Grandmother of 1. Dear Sister of Lillian Connell and the Late Donnetta Arnold, Sherman Dunn and James Dunn Sr. Also surviving is her nephew Bobby Dingey and her dog Birdie. Rowena is a dear cousin, aunt, and friend to many.

The Family is being served by the BRYAN & SNIDER FUNERAL HOME 2318 Maple Ave. where visitation will be held Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 1 -4 PM. The funeral service will be Monday at 11 AM at the funeral home with Visitation beginning at 10 AM. Rev. Linda Morrow will officiate. Interment will follow at Wesley Union Cemetery in White Cottage.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial contributions to be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church 400 Pleasant Grove Road, Zanesville, OH 43701.

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