Jo Ann Hamilton, 79, of Denton, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Mrs. Hamilton was born on Oct. 3, 1932, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Rayner and Mary Jane (Lee) Belcher. She graduated from North Texas State University and received her Masters of Science in Education from Howard Payne University. She was a Professor of Physical Education for Howard Payne University and retired from East Elementary School in Brownwood as a librarian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brownwood.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, in Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early, Texas.

Mrs. Hamilton is survived by her daughters, Patricia Antus and her husband Robert of Corinth, Texas, and Nina Goodwin and her husband Jesse of Blanco, Texas; grandchildren, Jason Goodwin and his wife Keira, Cade Goodwin and his wife Samantha, Amanda Antus, Emily Antus; and great-grandchildren, Annie Goodwin, Ellie Goodwin, Nicholas Goodwin, Eli Goodwin, Gracie Goodwin.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Belcher.

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