Jo Anne Hamilton

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SIDNEY — Jo Anne Hamilton, 78, of 5542 Patterson Halpin Road, Sidney, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at her residence, with her family by her side.

Jo Anne was born March 19, 1937, in Lee County, Virginia, to the late Samuel W. Bellamy Sr. and Ruby (Russell) Bellamy. She was married to Welburn 'Bill' Hamilton on May 28, 1955, and he survives.

Also surviving are her children, James (Lisa) Hamilton, Regina (Tom) Luthman, Rick (Mila) Hamilton, Timothy Hamilton, Jeffery Hamilton, all of Sidney; daughter-in-law, Julie Burdick, of Piqua; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Samuel W. Bellamy Jr., and James (Arlene) Bellamy, all of Cicero, Indiana; sister-in-laws, Virginia Bellamy, of Chesapeake, Virginia and Barbara Ford, of Jacksboro, Tennessee; numerous nieces and nephews.

Jo Anne was preceded in death by a daughter, Gina Dianne Hamilton and one brother, William R. Bellamy.

Jo Anne was of the Baptist faith. She retired from the Dorothy Love Retirement Community as a licensed STNA after 25 years of dedicated service. She had also worked at the Hardin Elementary School for many years. Jo Anne was proud of her family and enjoyed spending time with them and spoiling the grandchildren. She loved cooking and baking, home canning, sewing, quilting, and creating various craft projects. As time allowed, you would often find her watching her favorite TV show "The Young and The Restless." She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister. She will be deeply missed.

Funeral services for Jo Anne will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 10 a.m., at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with Dr. David Chivington officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery.

Visitation will held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jo Anne's memory may be made to Hospice of Miami Valley. Envelopes with be available at the funeral home

Adams Funeral Home of Sidney is assisting the family with funeral arrangements Online memories may be expressed to the family at

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Published in Sidney Daily News from June 14 to June 15, 2015