She was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Greene County, to Robert W. and Eva Geraldine (Vest) Chipman. She married Floyd Hamilton on Oct. 29, 1939, and he preceded her in death on March 12, 1995.
She was a homemaker and had been co-owner of the Hamilton Cottage Inn in Russiaville from 1961 through 1967. She had also worked at Union Bank in the Records Department. She attended Bloomfield High School and received her GED from Kokomo High School. She was a member of Russiaville United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, where she had been a district officer, and the Honeycreek Homemaker's Club. She enjoyed music, singing, song writing, poetry writing, and doing plays and skits.
She is survived by her children, Larry L. and wife Judy Hamilton, Forest, Ronald and wife Lucinda Hamilton, Greenwood, Myron F. and wife Alice Hamilton, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Elizabeth E. and husband Jerry Clark, Franklin, Tenn., and Sandra Cline, Russiaville; daughter-in-law, Shirley Hamilton, Kokomo; sister-in-law, Wilda Crites, Lewisville; grandchildren, Leeann Redding, Connie Carter, Tim Hamilton, Joe Hamilton, Tom Hamilton, Jim Hamilton, Lisa Short, Andy Clark, Chris Clark, Tresha Strunk, Jody Cline, Jason Cline, Kristi Hamilton, Betsy Hamilton, Mary Hamilton, Amanda Hamilton, and Staci Hamilton; step-grandson, Jerry Brown; 33 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one son, Ted Hamilton on March 20, 1994.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2009 at Stout and Son Funeral Home, Russiaville Chapel, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville. The Rev. Steve Fritchman and the Rev. Dale Milner will officiate. Burial will follow in the Russiaville Cemetery.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Russiaville United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.