Carrol Hamilton, 69, of Powersville, Mo., passed away at the Putnam County Care Center in Unionville, Mo., on Aug. 18, 2013. She had been a resident there for a short time after a two-year battle with cancer.
Madelyn Carrol (Thompson) Hamilton was born in Barstow, Calif., on Aug. 4, 1944, the daughter of Cleo V. and Wilda M (McElfresh) Thompson, who preceded her in death. Her family moved to various places in order to find work, finally locating in the Harris, Mo., area where Carrol met Orval Hamilton and they were married in Princeton, Mo., on June 23, 1962. Orval survives at home.
Carrol and Orval were engaged in dairy farming for 40 years on a farm south of Powersville. Carrol worked on the farm, as well as raising a family. She loved to work in the garden, cook and quilt, as well as do other craft items. Although she was a quiet person, Carrol was a hard worker with an adventurous spirit. She worked off the farm and away from home for a number of years in the 1980s, working at factories, hospitals and nursing homes. But her first love was always family, home, and the farm. She was an active helper in 4-H. Carrol was baptized into the Christian Church in Trenton, Mo., as a young person.
Others who survive Carrol are son, Kendal Hamilton and his wife Beverly of Unionville; daughter, Rhonda McLaughlin of Unionville; four grandchildren, Amber McLaughlin, Amy McLaughlin, Mary Goff, and Jessica Platte; great- grandchildren, Navaeh Oliver and Cholie Platte; brother, Everett Thompson and wife Madelyn of Trenton; sisters, Barbara Baker and husband Jack of Parker, Colo., and Sharon K. Knapp of Trenton.
Carrol was preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bobby” Hamilton in 1989 and by a brother, L. D. Thompson, who died in infancy.
At her request, Carrol’s body was cremated. Carrol also requested a private graveside service to be held at the Wyreka Cemetery, south of Powersville.
Playle and Jones Family Funeral Home in Unionville is in charge of the arrangements.