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Rosemary June Hamilton, 99, passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Rosemary was born April 2, 1918, to Frank Sapp and Hazel (Bowen) Sapp. She married Randy Houchins on June 22, 1940. He preceded her in death in September 1975. She then married her late husband Herbert Hamilton on April 4, 1976. He passed away in August 2008.
Rosemary attended the Indiana School for the Deaf. She retired from Delco after 23 years of service and was a member of the UAW 292. She also was a member of the Kokomo Deaf Club and the Indianapolis Senior Citizen's Deaf Club. Rosemary enjoyed working on her word search puzzles and loved reading the Bible. Rosemary was a Christian woman and she never met a stranger. She will be dearly missed by all who were lucky to know her.
Surviving Rosemary are her son-in-law, James Sallee and his wife, Nancy; grandchildren, Randy (Lois) Sallee and Kimberly (Rick) Griffin; great grandchildren, Darin (Megan) Griffin, Ashley (Josh) Drawdy and Jim Sallee; several loving nieces and nephews; and her longtime friend and caregiver, Elma Brown.
Rosemary is preceded in death by her late husbands, Randy Houchins and Herbert Hamilton; daughter, Sandy Sallee; great granddaughter, Chelsea Griffin; brother, Leonard Sapp; and sisters, Fern Gardineer, Deloris Fegley, Norma Mulligan and Margaret Sapp.
Funeral services for Rosemary will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. The family will offer visiting hours between noon and 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow at Crown Point Cemetery. Interpreting services will be available.
Contributions in Rosemary's honor can be made to the Indiana School for the Deaf, 1200 E. 42nd St., Indianapolis, IN, 46205. Donations can also be left at the mortuary. You may go to www.ellersmortuarywebster.com to sign the guest book, leave a condolence for the family or to leave a memorial contribution.
Published on November 15, 2017
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