Janet L. "Jan" Hampton, 66, of 79 Turkeyfoot Drive, Emporium, PA died peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her family on Tuesday (May 16, 2017) afternoon. She was born May 9, 1951 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late George and Celine Gerber Singer. On February 7, 1970 in Emporium, PA she married David "Frog" Hampton, who survives. Jan spent her entire life in her beloved home town of Emporium. She graduated from CCHS in 1969.
She was married to her one and only love, her high school sweetheart, for over 47 years.
She had a deep love of family, crafting, singing, and teaching kids about nature. She worked for the Cameron County School District as a teacher’s aide for 23 years. She retired in 2016 after working 18 years as the Cameron County Conservation District manager. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served on the Board of Christian Education. She served on the Cameron County Fair Board, the Cameron County School Board, Sylvan Heritage Council, the Garden Club, Volleyball coach, Drama Club advisor, PA Envirothon, Eastern Star, Girl Scouts, CCOYA, children’s choir director, and Headwaters RC&D council. She was a substitute teacher at St. Mark’s daycare and enjoyed helping at the Cameron County Family Center events. She loved being an announcer for the home track meets, selling tickets at the football games and running the clock for the volleyball. Hometown Mentors recently awarded her the “You Make a Difference” award for her lifelong work in Cameron County. She was known for her random acts of kindness, her infections laugh, and for making people smile.
She is survived by her husband David "Frog" Hampton and one daughter, Joy Hampton Coffey and husband Eric, DuBois; two grandchildren Jenna Marie Coffey & Jarod Hampton Coffey; brother, Michael (Marcella) Singer, Emporium; sister, Susie Singer, Johnsonburg; brother, George (Peach) Singer, Newton, NC; brother, Jim (Debbie) Singer, Emporium; brother, Bob (Pam) Singer, Hollidaysburg;
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Celine Gerber Singer and one brother, Clifford Singer,
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 East 4th St., Emporium, PA on Saturday from 10:00 -11:30 AM followed by a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant and Rev. James R. Horton, Jr., officiating
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.