Cheryl Hamlin 1949-2020

Cheryl Hamlin 1949-2020

(Service Information Updated)

Cheryl Kay Hamlin, 70, of Circleville, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at her home with family by her side.

She was born Sept. 9, 1949, in Holton, the daughter of Paul Clayton and Geraldine Irene (Heiselman) Luscombe.

Cheryl graduated from Holton High School in 1967. She had lived in the Circleville community since 1972 and previously in Holton. 

She worked for 19 years at the Jackson County Treasurer’s Office and for 18 years as the director of Jackson County Senior Citizens, retiring in 2016.

She married Marlin Zibell. They later divorced. To this union they shared two children, Jamie Bowser and Brent Zibell.

Cheryl was united in marriage to Richard L. Hamlin on Oct. 3, 1971, in Holton. They shared more than 48 years of marriage. To this union they shared two children, Tina Kerr and Jeanette Hamlin.

She is survived by her husband, Richard, of the home; four children, Jamie Bowser (Bryan) of Holton, Brent Zibell (Heidi) of Holton, Tina Kerr (Jason) of Topeka and Jeanette Hamlin of Holton; two siblings; eight grandchildren, Dylan, Rylie and Ryann Bowser, Erika Bohnenkemper (Caleb), Chaz Zibell, Cortlin Kerr, Cooper Hamlin and Adalyn Hamlin-Whisler; and one great-granddaughter, Avery Myers.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Maureen Luscombe.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 12 in Holton Cemetery. A register book will be available at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson County Senior Citizens, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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