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Dale E. Hamilton
Dale E. HamiltonJohn Deere Logo OldDale E. Hamilton, age 87 of Prospect, formerly of Richwood, died early Thursday morning, June 23, 2011 at his home, with his loving family by his side.  He was born January 8, 1924 in Union County to the late Willard Waldo and Jessie Myrtle (Carmine) Hamilton.  He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Glen, Carl and George and four sisters, Vivian Converse, Dorothy Fulcher, Edna Herbert and Alma Love.

On August 9, 1947 he married the former Sarah E. Ryan in West Mansfield and she died December 8, 2009 after 62 years of marriage.  

He was a John Deere parts manager who was known for his extensive knowledge and was counted on by many farmers in the area.  Over a period of over 40 years, he worked for Russell Case Implement, Parrott Implement and Creviston Implement.  He was a member of the former York-McKendree United Methodist Church.  Dale was a true avid sports fan and enjoyed spending time with his family at sporting events.  He followed the teams of his children, grandchildren and other kids in the community.  He enjoyed bowling and when he was younger he played basketball and baseball.  A former York Township trustee and a member of the former Richwood Lions Club, he was an active member of his local communities.

He is survived by two sons, Tim (Cheryl) Hamilton, Plain City; Brian (Cathy) Hamilton, Marion; three daughters, Rita (Criss) Somerlot, Powell; Kathy (Terry) Mullen, Belpre; Marcia (Don) Brake, Marysville; nine grandchildren, Tisha (Jason) Alexander, Cort Hamilton, Ryanne (Justin) Ufferman, Abbey (Brad) Pottkotter, Kent (Ashley) Hamilton, Matthew Somerlot, Jennifer (Dave) Rodgers, Travis (Arpita) Wells, Nathan (Toni) Brake, eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley (Harold) Grose, West Mansfield; Mabel Wright, Marion.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Bryan Meadows officiating.  Burial will follow in York Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 6 PM on Sunday at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Dale and Sarah Hamilton Scholarship Fund, c/o The Richwood Banking Company, 28 N. Franklin Street, Richwood, OH  43344 and Loving Care Hospice, P. O. Box 613, Marysville, OH  43040.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


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#1 from: Karen Landon
Byhalia,Oh.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 4:12 PM

The Dale Hamilton Family,
 This a shock, as I saw Dale at the Alumni, and also, Memorial Day Service, and thought he looked great. He will be missed, as he always had a smile on his face and a good word for everything, and everyone.
  You have my deepest sympathy, at this time of loss. Karen



#2 from: George and Marilyn Coleman
Richwood
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 7:48 PM

We enjoyed your Mom and Dad for many years helping with our Richwood Garden Club.  Your Dad is now with your Mom and they are happy again.  You are in our prayers George and Marilyn Coleman



#3 from: Susan Garwick Slagle
Hebron, OH
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 5:36 AM

Dear Marcia, Remembering your folks with fond memories. Your dad was such a gentle soul. He brought a calm with him as he enjoyed life to the fullest. Enjoy your special memories with him and treasure them. Best regards, Susan



#4 from: Johna Nibert
 
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 5:39 AM

So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Was really shocked to see it. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
             Bill and Johna Nibert



#5 from: Larry and Janet Dysert
Richwood
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Our sincere condolences go out to each of you. Susan said it best he was a gentle person. Always had a smile on his face, a true gentleman. He and Pinkie are together now. Just saw him at the alumni. Enjoy your memories.



#6 from: Bob & Vicki Webb
Marion Ohio
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Dear Family, We were so sad to hear of your Dad passing. He was a wonderful man. He also was in such good spirits when you saw him.. He made you feel good. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you all.



#7 from: Larry Nibert
richwood
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 11:10 AM

So sorry for your loss



#8 from: Sue (Waugh) Wright
 
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Very sorry to hear of your dad's death -- my mom thought the world of him and of your mom.



#9 from: Karen Wheeler Kellogg
Caledonia, Oh
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Kathy, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  Karen Wheeler Kellogg



#10 from: Paul and Betty Jo Shoup
712 Chestnut,Upr.Sandusky,Oh 43351
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 1:27 PM

We wish to extend our Sympathy and prayers to THE FAMILY OF DALE HAMILTON.
May you find peace and comfort in
your shared memories.

Sincerely,
Paul and Betty Jo



#11 from: MARYANN PATTON
RICHWOOD
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 6:19 PM

RITA AND FAMILY - DID NOT REALIZE YOUR DAD HAD BEEN ILL.  SYMPATHY TO ALL OF YOU.  SO MANY GREAT MEMORIES OF BOTH YOUR MOM AND DAD GROWING UP "AROUND THE CORNER".  WE ARE OUT OF TOWN FOR THE WEEKEND BUT RETURNING ON SUNDAY, SO IF I DON'T MAKE IT BACK IN TIME FOR CALLING HOURS, YOU WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS.  
HUGS TO ALL OF YOU,
MARYANN PATTON



#12 from: Kevin, Melissa, and Whitney Flickinger
Clarksville, TN
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Very sorry to hear about Uncle Dale's passing.  We are keeping your family in our thoughts.



#13 from: Debra Webb-Shelton
Marion, OHIO
Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Marcia and Brian..thinking of with the passing of your father ...may the memories of your times spent together ease your sorrows...



#14 from: Barb Parish
Delaware, Ohio
Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 5:58 PM

To all the Hamilton family,
My sympathies on your dad's passing. Your mom and dad were great parents, great community leaders and great friends. I know you will miss your dad a lot. It was a privilege and joy to have all of you as friends as we were growing up in Richwood.
Barb (McKnight) Parish



#15 from: Nancy  and David Wiley
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 1:51 PM

So sorry for you loss.  It is never easy to loose a parent.  I have great memories of your parents at McKendree church. Grandson Kent often visited with Grandma and Grandpa.  It was a pleasure to talk with him when he visited.  Grandparents were so proud of him and all the grandchildren.  Dale was a good christian man and will be missed.  God give you strength at this difficult time.



#16 from: Peggy Skidmore Hays
West Mansfield
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Keeping you and your families in our thoughts and prayers.  Always enjoyed both your mom and dad. Your dad always had a smile and was ready to talk.



#17 from: Dave/Deb Clayton
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Tim, Marcia and other family members.
Dave and I wish to extend on thoughts and prayers for your loss.  He will be missed and remembered by many. What a good-hearted family.
Dave & Deb (Tevis) Clayton



#18 from: Sherry (Northrup) Pirics
Sidney, Ohio
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Your family is in our prayers. Thinking of you and your family.



#19 from: Janet (McKnight) Mangini
Columubus
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 12:03 AM

Marcia, Tim, Rita, Kathy and Brian, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. A good man-- and both your parents will always be remembered in my memories of growing up - our families sharing fun times. Cooking, sewing, and animal 4-H. Blessings. Janet



#20 from: Kathy Irvine
Belpre, Ohio
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 7:45 AM

Kathy and Family:  I am so sorry about your Dad.  You have been on my mind so much since last Thursday.  My heartfelt sympathy to you and yours.  Remember I am here for you at any time.  I've been down that road, somewhat recently.  When you get home and feel up to it, give me a call.

Love, Kathy



#21 from: Julie Sowers
Hilliard, Ohio
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM

My heart goes out to your family during this loss. i hope in time the pain will suseed and the fond memories will linger in your heart always tim you will be in my prayers today god bless julie(bus 60)



#22 from: Joe, Merry (Northrup), Megan & Aaron SMITH
 
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:43 PM

We're so sorry for your loss and send our prayers and love to all of you.  Your dad was such a sweet man.  We live just around the corner from the York Cemetery and enjoy a walk through almost nightly.  Your mom and dad will both be in our thoughts often.  



#23 from: Pam  and Ben Bumgarner
 Richwood
Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 5:22 PM

May the memories of your Father stay in your hearts forever. So sorry to hear of his passing. he had such a warm personality.





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