Jacqueline M. (Jackie) Hamlin

June 19, 1933 - April 10, 2018

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Thursday, April 12, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Friday, April 13, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Friday, April 13, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Hamlin, 84, of Wolcottville died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 5:45 a.m. at Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange.

She was born June 19, 1933, in Kendallville to John A. and Hildegard (Christen) Morr.

On February 6, 1953, in Waterloo she married Walter I. Hamlin. He preceded her in death on August 11, 2002.

Mrs. Hamlin was a homemaker and a member of the Kendallville Church of Christ.

Jackie enjoyed gardening, reading, yard work, and her church.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda (Mike) Metz of LaGrange; a son, W. Vance (Phyllis) Hamlin of Kendallville; two nieces she assisted in raising, Cathy (Gale) Shultz of South Milford and Melissa (Greg) Dickerson of Wolcottville; 11 grandchildren, Melinda (Russ) White, Aimee (Tom) Rhoden, Nathaniel (Michaela) Hamlin, Sarah (Matthew) Thomas, Rachel (Brandon) Estrada, Laura (Ben) Aberle, Ashley (Brad) Morehouse, Nichole (Ryan) Hamil, Kaylin Nugent, Jacob Dickerson, and Evan Dickerson; 18 great-grandchildren, Rebekah White, Lucas White, Abriella Rhoden, Emersyn Rhoden, Jaxson Rhoden, Olivia Rhoden, Lillian Hamlin, Maisie Hamlin, Clara Hamlin, Willow Thomas, Wilder Thomas, Caleb Estrada, Annalise Estrada, Josephine Estrada, Savanna Aberle, Easton Hamil, Kennedy Hamil, and baby girl Aberle due soon; and a brother, Clayton (Carolyn) Morr of Wawaka.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Root; and two brothers, John L. Morr and Delbert E. Morr.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with her grandson-in-law, Pastor Matthew Thomas of Christian Campus House in Charleston Illinois, and Pastor Ken Weaver of Parkview LaGrange Hospice officiating. Burial will be in the South Milford Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are Marcus Hamlin and Mitchell Diehm. Active pallbearers are Russ White, Tom Rhoden, Nathan Hamlin, Brandon Estrada, Ben Aberle, Brad Morehouse, Ryan Hamil, Jacob Dickerson, and Evan Dickerson.

Calling is Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Preferred memorials are to Parkview LaGrange Hospice.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Sharon Groomer and Wayne Groomer
April 17th, 2018 8:36pm
Wasilla, Alaska

Jackie was blessed and a blessing. Only met her, in person, last September. Will miss her.

David Liles
April 13th, 2018 12:57pm
Beamsville, Ontario Canada

Jackie will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A wonderful woman, who along with her late husband, Walt, raised some great children, - Vance and Linda, you will be reunited with Mom and Dad, one day, and what a joy that will be, when we all get together, what a day that will be. Love you guys - Dave and Ginny

Brent Crum
April 13th, 2018 9:13am
Avon, Indiana

Jackie Hamlin...what a great woman! I rember her as a loving mother, wife and Aunt! A wonderful child of God, always full of enthusiasm and optimism. A truely joyful person that brought light into any conversation and was always willing to lift a helpful hand. We love you! You will be missed Jackie, but we know you are basking in the glory of your Father!

Nancy Oswalt Olds
April 12th, 2018 8:11pm
2610 Portage mi

Let the arms of ourLord encircle you as you experience this passage and comfort.yourself with all the good memories of your. wonderful mother.

Cheri nott
April 12th, 2018 7:41pm
South milford indiana

To Kathy and the family of Jackie, our sincere condolences to all of you for your loss. I didn’t know Jackie but I heard Kathy speak of her, I could tell she was an extra special lady. May she Rest In Peace. All our love, Tom and Cheri Nott

Barb and Denny Weber
April 12th, 2018 12:03pm

Vance and and all your great family. We are sorry to hear about your moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest in comfort knowing she is in a peaceful and comfortable place with god.

Julie Hamlin
April 11th, 2018 10:58pm
Fort Wayne

Before Roger and I were married, I kept hearing stories of Uncle Walt and Aunt Jackie. "Just wait 'till you get to meet them. You're going to love them." They lived up to those words and more. I was always happy to see them at family get togethers. They made you feel so welcome. Even after Uncle Walt passed, I was always happy to see Aunt Jackie. She had the greatest smile.

Jennifer Estrada-Griffith
April 11th, 2018 7:03pm
Manhattan, IL

Grandma Jackie was lovely! She always had a smile, and a big hug waiting for my kids and me. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer. Thankful that she is in her Heavenly home pain free!

Gail Warner
April 11th, 2018 5:10pm
Kendallville, IN

Dear Linda, so sorry to hear of your mother's death. You were so good to her - I hope that brings you comfort. God bless you.

Alanna Coffelt
April 11th, 2018 4:09pm
Wolf Lake IN

Vance and family. I am sorry to read about your mother. I hope your family is doing okay.. She sounds like a nice lady.

Lesa Millsap
April 11th, 2018 1:11pm
Greenville, Texas

So grateful to have known this wonderful woman, also known as my Great Aunt Jackie. My prayers and thoughts for all! God is good all the time.

Marilyn Hart
April 11th, 2018 11:19am
DeMotte, IN

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish i could be there. Keeping you in my prayers.

Lynette Weible Krauskopf
April 11th, 2018 9:31am
Auburn, IN

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Carol Elkins
April 10th, 2018 11:13pm
Stroh, Indiana

Jackie was a wonderful person her love for the Lord was amazing my mother and her were very good friends my whole life I loved her and Walt very much and she will be missed rest in peace Jackie.... give mother a big hug and kiss for me

Judy Perkins
April 10th, 2018 9:47pm
Stroh, IN

My sympathy to the family of Jackie Hamlin. I got to know her at the beauty shop in Stroh along with her mother too!!! What lovely , caring ladies they were. I admired Jackie so very much for being so caring in taking care of her mother until her death. That was true love for a mother and I thought Jackie was so kind and loving to her as she was to me too. I was so sorry that in the last few years I didn't see Jackie much - my appointment time changed and therefore we missed seeing each other. I am sure she will be missed by all her family. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Judy Perkins

cheryl morr
April 10th, 2018 9:26pm
hudson in

May the lord give you and yours the strength to get through this hard time. So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very loving and caring women. She always was a joy to be around. God bless you all.

Diana LeBrun
April 10th, 2018 7:28pm
Palm Coast, FL

Sleep now-Angel and rest your eyes-you have been given wings to fly. With love to all. Diana and Donald

Debbie Ensley
April 10th, 2018 6:36pm

Life is a journey of sweetness and sorrow, of yesterday’s memories and hopes for tomorrow, Of pathways we choose and detours we face With patience and humor, courage and grace. Jackie touched our lives in ways we will never forget ....Love and prayers to her beautiful family from Ron, Debbie and family

Mary and Mike Hamlin
April 10th, 2018 5:56pm
Plainfield, In

Aunt Jackie was a special lady. She will be missed!

Donnie and Eileen Bailey
April 10th, 2018 5:54pm
Kendallville, IN

Oh the joy she brought whenever we were with her. She will be always in our thoughts and in our heart