Chiquita M. Hamstra

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Chiquita M. Hamstra

August 08, 1932 - March 06, 2019

Chiquita M. Hamstra Chiquita Mae Hamstra, 86, of Lebanon and formerly of Jamestown, passed away Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019, at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood in Lebanon, Indiana. She was born August 8, 1932, in Lebanon, a daughter of the late Perry and Dorcas Mae (Heady) Padgett.
A longtime resident of Boone County, Chiquita was a graduate of Sheridan High School.
Chiquita was the first woman bus driver for the Western Boone School Corporation, and drove for 36 years. She also worked for the Dairy Pharm of Jamestown. After retirement, she was employed by Walmart in Lebanon. Chiquita was a member of the Advance Community Christian Church and Jamestown United Methodist Church where she played piano. She was an active pianist in both churches.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, playing the piano, and crocheting.
Survivors include her four children, Teresa L. Hamstra of West Lafayette, Jeryl M. (Steve) Cross of Lebanon, Kevin N. (Terri) Hamstra of Valdosta, Georgia, Kelli S. (Bruce) Guernsey of Jamestown;six grandchildren, J.E. Cross, Greg Cross, Cody Guernsey, Cameron Guernsey, Hanna Hamstra, Molli Hamstra; three great grandchildren, Gabe Cross, Sara Cross, Scarlette Rose Guernsey; brother, Bill (Anita) Padgett of Lebanon; sister, Charlene (Byron) Hackett of Lebanon.
In addition to her parents, Chiquita was preceded in death by a son, Gregory L. Hamstra.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the funeral home. Interment will follow services at Old Union Cemetery, rural Jamestown.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240-1554. Online condolences:
Published on March 6, 2019
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3 posts

Carrie Hankins-Kelley
Mar 07, 2019
Nothing but good memories. She loved all of us that road her bus. I remember getting see her at the Dairy Pharm when I was little.
She was good at keeping all her co bus drivers on their toes. Every body tried to get on her bus to ride to Jamestown from Webo.
Ruthie Hopper
Mar 07, 2019
I met Chiquita at Wal-Mart. I could not forget her because of her unusual name. She was always so outgoing, friendly and a hard worker.
I have missed her from Wal-Mart for quite some time.
My heartfelt condolences to her family for the loss of this wonderful lady.
Steve & Terri Jones
Mar 06, 2019
Mom was always a joy to see her smile at Walmart. So sorry for your loss.