Della Louise Hamilton, age 80, of Pomona, Kan., died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Golden Heights Living Center, Garnett, Kan. She was born on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1932, in the Pomona area, the daughter of Paul and Ivie (Sailer) Garber.
Della has lived in Pomona since 1959 moving from the Michigan Valley area.
She graduated from Appanoose High School with the class of 1950.
On March 19, 1952, Della was united in marriage with Ralph Hamilton near Centropolis, Kan. He survives of the home.
Della worked at Bennett Creamery as a production worker in the early 1950s; Pomona Post Office in the early 1970s; Browning’s Mercantile, Pomona, as a clerk in the early 1970s; and Bill’s Grocery later known as Peeks Grocery, Pomona, as a cashier from 1974 to 1990.
She was a member of the Michigan Valley United Methodist Church and a former member of Boyd Ladies Aid, Pomona.
Survivors include: husband, Ralph Hamilton of the home; daughter, Patricia Baker and her husband Wayne of El Dorado; sons, Leroy Hamilton and his wife Sandra of Garnett, Mark Hamilton and his wife Vicky of Quenemo, Kan., and Ray Hamilton and his wife Wanda of Pomona; grandchildren, Brianne Dennis, Katelyn Baker, Deedra Baker, Shannon Baker, Kristy Hamilton, Amy Medlen, Jenna Williams, Clark Hamilton, Cassie Hamilton and Evan Hamilton; many great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Ikenberry and her husband Freddie “Ike” of Montgomery, Ala.; brother, Ed Garber and his wife Mary of Overbrook, Kan.; half brother, Les Garber and his wife Shannon of Garnett; step sister, Wanda Whitmore of Garnett; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her father, Paul Garber and his wife Betty; mother, Ivie Hetrick and her husband Max; sister, Faye Gilliland; and half brother, Jim Garber.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Dengel & Son Mortuary.
Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Hamilton at Dengel & Son Mortuary after 1 p.m. Thursday, to the service hour where the family will meet with friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Interment will be at Dean Cemetery, North of Pomona.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Michigan Valley United Methodist Church c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. An online Guest Book is available at www.dengelmortuary.com.
Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, KS 66067, 785-242-2323, has the arrangements.