Gayle Ann (Hart) Hamlin, 78, of St. Joseph, died unexpectedly June 3, 2019. Gayle was born July 6, 1940, in St. Joseph, to Guy V. and Frances (Ragland) Hart.

She was a graduate of Central High School. She worked for KARE radio and Valley Hope in Atchison, was job coordinator for Alpha Staffing, and had last worked for Esthers Fabrics.

Gayle married Jack Hamlin on May 31, 1968, in Miami, Oklahoma, and he preceded her in death on April 7, 2019.

Also preceding her in death were: her parents; a daughter, Dana Brandt; grandson, Dallas Hamlin II; and a brother, Robert Hart.

Survivors include: her children, Mitchell Hamlin, Dallas Hamlin, Ginger Hunninghake (Dick), Rene Hatcher (Jerry), Christopher Hamlin, Jackie Rivera (Pat); 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren;six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews; her beloved dog Dickens; other relatives and friends.

She was of the Lutheran faith. Gayle loved her family unconditionally. She loved all the holidays that celebrated others, and loved to decorate for each one. She was very creative, crafty, and loved to sew.

Memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019, at the funeral home. As published in the Atchison Globe.

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