Della Louise Hamilton, 80, Pomona, Kan., died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Golden Heights Living Center, Garnett, Kan.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Hamilton after 1 p.m. Thursday to the service hour at Dengel & Son Mortuary, where the family will meet with friends 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Interment is planned for Dean Cemetery, north of Pomona, Kan.

She was born Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1932, in the Pomona area, the daughter of Paul and Ivie (Sailer) Garber.

Della lived in Pomona since 1959, moving from the Michigan Valley area.

She graduated from Appanoose High School with the class of 1950.

Della was united in marriage with Ralph Hamilton March 19, 1952, 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 her husband, Ralph Hamilton, of the home; daughter, Patricia Baker and her husband, Wayne, El Dorado, Kan.; sons, Leroy Hamilton and his wife, Sandra, Garnett, Kan., Mark Hamilton and his wife, Vicky, Quenemo, Kan., Ray Hamilton and his wife, Wanda, Pomona, Kan.; 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”, Montgomery, Ala.; brother, Ed Garber and his wife, Mary, Overbrook, Kan.; half-brother, Les Garber and his wife, Shannon, Garnett, Kan.; step-sister, Wanda Whitmore, Garnett, Kan.; 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.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Michigan Valley United Methodist Church through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.  

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