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Nora "Dolly" J. (Clifton) Hamlin

October 13, 1943 — September 18, 2021

Nora "Dolly" J. Hamlin, 77, of La Porte, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Northwest Health - La Porte.

Dolly was born on October 13, 1943 in Rensselaer, IN, to Lloyd Francis and Madeline (Akers) Clifton.

On February 17, 1961 in Walkerton, IN, she married Jerry Allen Hamlin, who preceded her in death.  Surviving Nora are her children, Jerry (Lori) Hamlin of La Porte, April (Joseph) Goyda of Michigan City, Timmy Hamlin of Walkerton, and Teresa (Rex) Cox of Lawrenceburg, KY; 4 grandchildren, Kenny Veal of La Porte, Tyler Salo of North Liberty, and Jesse and Sarah Cox of Lawrenceburg, KY; 1 great-granddaughter; siblings, Sharon Bealor of La Porte, Eddie Clifton of Mill Creek, Richard (Marsha) Whitmore of Monticello, and Rex (Cindy) Whitmore of Monticello; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her parents; husband; son, James Hamlin; 2 sisters, Janet Vermilyer and Patricia Meadway, and 2 brothers, James Clifton and Bill Clifton.

Dolly was a homemaker.  She enjoyed crocheting, bird watching, playing UNO and Yahtzee, and watching games shows, particularly Wheel of Fortune.  Dolly dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, but loved Jesus even more.  She enjoyed singing in church.

Dolly won her race.  She beat ALS, it didn't beat her!

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor David Adams officiating.  Burial will follow at Patton Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Jerry Hamlin, Jr., 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN  46350.

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