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Avalon Hamilton Shark
Avalon Hamilton SharkCrossAvalon Hamilton Shark 95, of Richwood, died peacefully early Thursday morning January 18, 2018 at the home of her daughter in Marion.

She was born April 12, 1922 in Richwood to the late Harry E. and Minnie (James) Millington, she was also predeceased by her two husbands: James B. Hamilton Sr., they were married May 13, 1939 and he died November 27, 1990 and Edgar Shark, they were married June 5, 1999 and he died October 12, 2003, , also preceding her in death was one daughter: Cathy Cook, her siblings: Harry, Frank, Mark, Paul, Ernie, Jack, Robert and Ike Millington, Hulda Olson, Mary Millington and Reatha Smeltzer, one grandson and one great grandson

Avalon was retired in 1985 from Ranco in Plain City, where she worked for 25 years. She was a faithful member of the Richwood First Baptist Church, active member of the Richwood Civic Center, where she volunteered many hours. She was also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, right up to the very end.

But the most important thing in her life was her family, it meant the world to her to see and hear about all the new members of the family.

Surviving are her children: Charlotte (Gerald) Ford of Richwood, Joy Conley of Marion, Janis Ford of Van Wert and James B. (Karen) Hamilton Jr. of O’Brien, Florida
17 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 22 great great grandchildren

Funeral services will be held Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Brian Owens will officiate, burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery, friends may call Monday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in Richwood

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church at PO Box 143 Richwood, Ohio 43344

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

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#1 from: Karla Wygle
Raymond, Ohio
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 6:52 PM

My heart is heavy at the news of Aunt Abby passing. I have so many fond memories of my times with her over the years and regret not seeing her after dad passed. May you find the strength and peace from our Lord through this time of loss and beyond! Prayers for the family.

#2 from: johna nibert
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 7:05 PM

So sorry to see Abby"s passing. Sympathy to the family.    Johna Nibert r

#3 from: Carmella Coates
Panama City, Florida
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 7:32 PM

Rip with your Family in Heaven Aunt Abby.Your work on Earth is done. May the family and friends you left behind find Peace and comfort knowing we will see you again. I Love you! Tell Dad I wish I had Just five more minutes with him. My heart is heavy and my eyes will go back to the last time I saw you and that beautiful smile.

#4 from: Sue Harmon
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 8:32 PM

I knew Abby as my sisterinla2s Step Mother in law Marvina Shark was my sister-in-law Abby was a sweet sincere lady to all who knew her and loved her Fly high Abby rest in peace

#5 from: Traci Hoffman
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:38 PM

Heaven certainly gained another angel. Miss Abby was a wonderful soul. Beautiful on the inside and out. I will never forget some of our conversations. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

#6 from: Natalie Swihart Spears
Marion, Ohio
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 1:25 AM

So Sorry for your loss.  Sending you all my love and prayers for comfort.

#7 from: Gail Gribble
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 8:53 AM

Praying for you and in your family. God is able to strengthen and comfort you in these coming days. How wonderful it is that we can mourn without hopelessness; have comfort in all our trials and losses.

#8 from: Marsha K Harmon
La Rue, OH
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 11:02 AM

I had the pleasure of meeting Abby through my sister Marvina Shark.  She is such a sweet and loving person.  Know you are in my prayers.

#9 from: April  Gray
Sparta, TN
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:03 PM

I’ve had the privilege of having Abby as a great Aunt.  And great she was!  Always smiling and laughing, so pleasant and warm.  It could be years between visits, but we always picked up where we left off.  To know her was to love her.  What a sweet, sweet soul.  I am saddened there are no more opportunities for me to see her, this side of Heaven.  I am comforted at the rejoicing that must be going on in Heaven now that she is with loved ones she has not seen in so long.  Sincere sympathy and prayers to her family.

#10 from: Rita L Parker
, 10484 Hoskins Rd., Richwood OH
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Fondly remembering all the good times my Aunt Laura Kuba, Vi Ferguson, and Abby shared.  With sincere sympathy, Rita Rubeck Headington  Parker

#11 from: Gail DeGood-Guy
Richwood, ohio
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 2:24 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.   Please accept my deepest sympathy.  

#12 from: John and Kay Coder
 Marion Ohio
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 7:29 PM

Thinking of you in this time of sorrow .Your Mom was a sweet lady it has been many years since I last saw her but remember her well .

#13 from: Judy Nickel
118 S. Clinton St. Richwood, Oh 43344
Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 8:07 PM

So sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother, Grandmother, friend, Aunt, a wonderful Disciple of the Lord, Sister-in-Christ.  Abby was such a wonderful person and touched many lives during her 95 years of a wonderful life.  May God wrap His loving arms around each one of you who loved Abby so very much and give you peace, love, comfort, and understanding!  God Bless each and every one of you.  Love you all.  Thank you for allowing me to be a special part of your family.

#14 from: Jeff Webb
Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 8:53 AM

So sorry to hear of Abby's passing.
Sending prayers for comfort to all her family and friends.
She was a very dear and sweet lady.

#15 from: Marilyn Coleman
Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 9:29 AM

Charlotte and family, you are in my prayers.  Your mom seems to have been a great hard working lady.  I am sorry I did not have pleasure to meet her.  You were so fortunate to enjoy her so long.  I am sure you will see her again. Much love.

#16 from: Gloria (Daniels) Nicol
Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 1:57 PM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, Jim.  Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

#17 from: Carola McMahan
Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 8:44 PM

So sorry to hear about your mom, My prayers are with you

#18 from: Brenda Ketcham
Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 8:38 PM


#19 from: Carol Olson
Umatilla, FL
Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 11:40 AM

My love and prayers to Aunt Abby's family. I have many wonderful memories of all of you when I lived in Richwood.

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