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Susan Hamel

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Susan J. Hamel, 74, of Florence, KY passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022 at her home in Florence.  She was born October 22, 1947 in Berlin, New Hampshire.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Lenore Hamel.  Susan is survived by her sister, Loretta Hamel, nephew Wade Hamel, great-niece Megan Hamel, many close and loving cousins, and many adoring friends.
Susan was a retired middle and high school English teacher for Boone County Schools.
Susan earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.  After moving to Florence, KY with her family, she earned her Master’s degree and Rank I at the University of Cincinnati.  Susan was additionally certified to teach English as a second language.  She began her teaching career at Ockerman Junior High School.  While at Ockerman, Susan was the speech and drama coach, taking her team to competitions.  She also chaperoned the BCHS forensics team on their tournaments, where she was a wonderful judge.  Later, she transferred to Boone County High School, and when Ryle High School was constructed, she transferred there to teach English until she retired to care for her parents.  After their passing, Susan found great joy volunteering with One to One Reading through the Northern KY Education Council.  Susan will be sorely missed by all who knew her and were touched by her wit, wisdom, and generosity.
Memorial contributions can be made to either: One to One Reading/Northern KY Education Council by visiting nkyec.org/supportus or by mail to NKYEC One to One Reading, 7310 Turfway Rd.  Suite 115.  Florence, KY 41042; or THANKS/The Humane Association of NKY Shelters at PO Box 984, Florence, KY 41022.
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To the Hamel Family

We were greatly saddened to hear of Susan’s passing.
She was a one-of-a-kind lady, with her quick wit, ready sense of humor, kind heart, and generous spirit.
The world is a better place because she walked (and often danced) among us.
Wow! We sure are going to miss our forever friend.
Rest well, dear Susan.
May God hold you in His loving arms forever.
Our deepest sympathy,
Lou and Donna Dahmann and Family


Wonderful teacher who impacted so many.

Mrs. Hamel was a great teacher with a great sense of humor and just the right level and perfect combination of encouragement and sarcasm. She had high expectations and enabled her students to meet them and become what she always knew they could be. Great teacher and great lady. Even after almost 40 years I still talk about her to my kids.
God bless her and her family. Condolences and love to all who were gifted with opportunity to know her.