JANE-ARTHUR HAMLIN

Jane-Arthur Etheridge Hamlin died peacefully at home in Greenville on October 16, 2018.

Born in Miami, Florida, she was the daughter of Henry Jerome and Marguerite Garrett Etheridge. She was a graduate of The Cushman School in Miami, Stratford Hall in Danville Virginia, and The University of Miami. She also attended Sweet Briar College. While attending the University of Miami, she was president of her dorm and a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. After graduation, living in Miami, she taught school and was the president of the Spinsters which was the sister organization to the Bachelors.

In April of 1955, she married David Morton Hamlin, who was also born in Miami and for several years was her classmate at The Cushman School. The newlyweds moved to Wilmington where she raised 3 children and volunteered in her church and community. She served on the executive boards of The Junior League of Wilmington, The YWCA, and Westminster Presbyterian Women. She was a member of Church Women United, the P.E.O. International Sisterhood (Chapter A), and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Jane-Arthur also volunteered for many years at the Delaware Art Museum and for many years she looked forward to guiding for the spring tours at The Winterthur Museum. She also was part of a lady’s luncheon club fondly known as the “The Crones”. More recently she enjoyed serving on the Holidazzle planning committee and playing bridge with other Sustainers at Stonegates.

Jane-Arthur was an avid reader and enjoyed many hobbies throughout her life. She was an independent and unique individual, and it was her fervent hope that only the good qualities of her character live on in those who survive her.

Jane-Arthur was predeceased by her: husband David; her daughter Faye Hamlin Daniel; and her brother Garrett MacNeil Etheridge. She is survived by her children: David E. Hamlin (Becky) of Dover, Massachusetts; and Garrett C. Hamlin (Laura Ferris) of Troy, New York; and son-in-law William M. Daniel of Severna Park, Maryland. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren: Rebecca C. Thompson; Lauren C. Daniel; Marguerite C. Hamlin; Edwin R. “Tucker” Hamlin; Peter F. Hamlin; and David F. Hamlin. Additionally, she is survived by sister-in-law Jean P. Hamlin, and brother and sister-in-law Arthur H. and Marianne S. Hamlin, as well as 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving her is her special friend, William H. Jewell.

A Memorial Service will be held at The Rodney Chapel of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington on Wednesday November 21 at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Stonegates Healthcare and the caregivers of Home Instead Senior Care for their expert and thoughtful care.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19806. Funeral arrangements by McCrery & Harra.