Ellin Lee Hamilton Lawrence
Graveside services for Ellin Lee Hamilton, 94, will be private.
Mrs. Hamilton, formerly of Emporia, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence.
She was born in Shinn, Ill., and raised near Quincy until she moved to Kansas in 1940. She graduated from Corning High School and received her teaching certificate from what was formerly the Kansas Normal School.
She taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Nemaha County and worked as secretary for the Emporia office of the Brotherhood of Firemen and Locomotive Engineers.
She was an accomplished seamstress, crafter and an avid collector of dolls. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles.
She married Barrett Alfred Hamilton. They were married for 57 years; he preceded her in death.
Survivors include sons John Hamilton and wife Kathy, of Springfield, Mo., Philip Hamilton and wife Mayumi, of Concord, Calif., and Rex Hamilton and wife Cathy, of Lawrence; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Ninth Avenue and Merchant Street in Emporia.
Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia is in charge arrangements. Online condolences may be left atrobertsblue.com.