Rev. Pamela L. Flower

TALLMADGE – The Rev. Pamela Louise Martin Flower, 67, went home to be the Lord Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.

Born in Akron on Sept. 16, 1946, Pamela lived the last 11 years in Tallmadge.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Akron and was the first woman to attend and to graduate from Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity.

Pamela was the first woman ordained in Eastminster Presbytery (Presbyterian Church U.S.A). Her historic ordination occurred in 1974. During her ministry, Pamela served several churches as pastor throughout Northeastern Ohio. Her final ministry was at Goodyear Heights Presbyterian Church in Akron where she served 16 years as parish associate. In her ministry, she preached, gave communion, taught Sunday school, visited the homebound and led Presbyterian Women bible study.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas Alan Flower, and father Albert Ford Martin.

She is survived by daughter, Amanda May Flower of Tallmadge; son and daughter-in-law, Andrew Thomas (Nicole Lynn) Flower of Akron; grandchildren Isabella Yvonne Flower and Andrew Thomas James Flower; mother, Marjorie May Martin; and sister Sandra Breyer.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Goodyear Heights Presbyterian Church, 1430 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, with the Rev. Nash officiating.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave., and one hour prior to service time at the church.

Interment will be at Hillside Memorial Park.

Memorial donations can be made to Goodyear Heights Presbyterian Church.

Donovan Funeral Home is handling the arrangements, 330-633-3350.

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