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Janice M. Hamilton

May 12, 1952 ~ November 19, 2021 (age 69)


Janice M. Hamilton, 69, of Brilliant, OH, passed away Friday November 19, 2021 at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, OH, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 12, 1952 in Steubenville, OH a daughter of the late Albert and Grace L. (Hopple) Kakascik. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald P. Kakascik.

Janice graduated in 1970 from Brilliant Memorial High School. After having her children, she went back to school to earn her degree from Ohio University Zanesville campus and became a registered nurse. She worked as a devoted, loving OBGYN NICU nurse.   Janice as a member of the Lovers Lane Church of Christ. Her happy place was in the kitchen where she would create the most delicious meals for her family and friends to enjoy. She also loved gardening, tending to her flowers and plants gave her much enjoyment. Janice was always known for her kind heart. She never left home without her hair and makeup exactly perfect and she sure loved her lipstick. She loved to read and spent a lot of time at the Brilliant Library and was a member of their book club. She also enjoyed riding her bicycle through Brilliant and spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are her daughter, Heather (John) Antonetz of Zanesville, OH; her son, Grady Hamilton of Brilliant, OH; her twin sister, Janet (the late Tom) Fox of Brilliant, OH; her sister-in-law, Denise Kakascik of Brilliant, OH; eight grandchildren, Hunter, Addy, Aaron, Zack, Gracie, Haleigh, Kalley, and Avery; three great-grandchildren, Carrigan, Oaklyn and Auna; the father of her children, Greg “Boney” Hamilton of Zanesville, Oh; a special niece, Allison Fox; several nieces and nephews; and her special “family” neighbors, Morgan and Laurie Ensell and their children.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Janice’s life at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 712 Third St., Brilliant, OH on Saturday December 11th from 1:00 p.m. until the time of her memorial service at 3:00 p.m. with Taylor Haygood, officiating.

Memorial donations to assist Janice’s family during this difficult time may be made on our funeral home website on her obituary page or mailed to the funeral home.

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Celebration of Life
December 11, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wheeler Funeral Homes
712 Third Street
Brilliant, OH 43913

Memorial Service
December 11, 2021

3:00 PM
Wheeler Funeral Homes
712 Third Street
Brilliant, OH 43913

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