BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Janet Omer Hamilton, 89, of Bowling Green, KY passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green. Mrs. Hamilton was born September 13, 1923, the 13th child of the late Charles H. Omer and Susan O. Teer of Roselia, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, A. G. Hamilton, III, and infant twin sons. She was a graduate of Morganfield High School and attended the University of Louisville in 1968. She was a lifelong member of The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where she actively served as librarian/church historian and was also a lifetime member of the Women's Christian Ministries st Morganfield Christian Church and Central Christian Church in Lexington. She was a member and past President of the Warren County(Central) PTO, past President of the Bowling Green Civitana Club, the first President of the Warren County Republican Women's Club, member and officer of the Bowling Green Altrusa International, longtime and active member of the Landmark Association, Friends of the Library, and Warren County Historical Society. She was a 50+ year member of Order of Eastern Star, Morganfield, KY #0026, a Kentucky Colonel for over 25 years, and was involved for a long time in the Communications Workers of America and The Pioneers of Kentucky Association. Her hobbies included reading, cooking and traveling. From 1942 - 1945, Mrs. Hamilton served during WWII at Camp Breckinridge as an office clerk and secretary in her hometown of Morganfield, Kentucky; 1946 - 1949 She worked as a secretary and in the department of records for the Kentucky House of Reform, formerly known as Greendale Reformatory. From 1950 - 1982 Mrs. Hamilton gave 32 years of service to Southern Bell/ AT & T beginning as a teller in the Business office in Bowling Green and later became one of the first women drafting engineers at the telephone company. After her retirement from A T & T, she worked for over 15 years at the Western Kentucky University Museum and Library.
Survivors include her twin sister, Jane Omer Griggs of Morganfield, Kentucky; one daughter, Linda Hamilton McNevin of Bowling Green; three grandchildren, Katherine Louise Hart and her husband, Roger Drawdy of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, Kimberly Janet Hart from Indialantic, Florida, John Hamilton Hart and his wife, Chaye Mathfield Hart of Johannesburg, South Africa; three great grandchildren, Sky Riannon Drawdy, Conrad Hamilton Hart and John Maxwell Hart; six nephews and three nieces also survive.
Funeral Service is scheduled for 11:30 am, Monday at The First Christian Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Sunday at The First Christian Church with additional visitation from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on Monday at the Church. Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy my take the form of contributions to The First Christian Church or The Kentucky Christian Churches Camp Kum-Ba-Ya.
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