Geraldine Marie Hamlin Obituary

January 4, 2022 –

Geraldine Marie Hamlin
December 13, 1933 – January 3, 2022

Geraldine Marie Hamlin, 88, of Hoyt, KS, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022 at her home with family by her side. She was born December 13, 1933 in Hoyt, KS, the daughter of Charles M. and Goldie Irene (Stewart) Pappan.

Geraldine graduated from Circleville High School. She was owner and operator, with her husband, Kenneth, of Hamlin Plumbing and Heating in Hoyt. She was Royal Valley High School secretary for over 25 years, worked for Harrah’s Prairie Band Casino in soft count department and later for Prairie Band Gaming Commission.

She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Meriden, former member of Circleville Christian Church and a member of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Geraldine married Kenneth Eugene Hamlin on December 18, 1952 in Chanute, KS. They celebrated over 49 years of marriage before his passing on November 20, 2002. She was also preceded in death by 4 sisters, Dorothy Simon, Theresa Anderson, Sharon McClane and Margaret Ann Pappan.

Survivors include 3 sons, Martin E. Hamlin of Topeka, KS, Charles Hamlin of Mayetta, KS and Bruce Hamlin of Hoyt, KS; daughter, Joan Wood (Allen) of Topeka, KS; sister, Charlene Anderson of Hoyt, KS; brother, Donald C. Pappan (Sherry) of Topeka, KS; 5 grandchildren, Casey, Colby, Chase, Cierra and Ashly and 4 great-grandchildren, Connor, Trinity, Amelia and Clyde.

Graveside Service were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the Hoyt Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Royal Valley High School c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home – Holton, KS)