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:
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

Bill (Anita) Padgett of Lebanon

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.

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