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Helen Hamilton

Jul 3rd, 1923 - Apr 8th, 2019

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation: 12 noon until time of service at the funeral home

Interment: Gunion Cemetery, Wayne County


   Helen Virginia Hamilton, age 95, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early morning, April 8, 2019, at Flora Gardens Care Center.

   She was born July 3, 1923, in Arkansas, the daughter of Basil C. and Florena E. (Thompson) Cannon.

   She married Charles E. Hamilton on November 19, 1942, in Black Rock, Arkansas, and they shared over 46 years of marriage prior to his death on March 10, 1989.

   Helen thought of her family as her most grand blessing in life, and she enjoyed spending time with them, and bringing them together for sharing her good cooking.  She was a past member of Gunion Christian Church and Oak Street Baptist Church.  She had enjoyed oil painting and sewing and quilting, and she took pride in tending to her vegetable garden and planting beautiful flowers and plants. 

   Helen is survived by 2 daughters: Susie (Ron) Woods of Xenia and Charlene (Rusty) James of Clay City; 1 son: Stuart (Tressa) Hamilton of Flora; 11 grandchildren, and many great, great-great, and great-great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; several brothers and sisters; a son-in-law: Bill Ray; a granddaughter; and 2 great-great-grandsons.

   A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will be in Gunion Cemetery in Wayne County.  Visitation will be from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to McCabe General Baptist Church and will be accepted through the funeral home. 


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Kaylee hamilton

April 8th

Grandma I love miss you you got your wings now you get to be with grandpa

Nancy Dehart

April 8th

So sorry to hear of Aunt Helen’s passing. It was an honor to serve her at Heritage Woods and always fun to visit. She will be missed.

John and Judy Lusk

April 8th

Stuart, Tressa and families, we are sorry to hear of your loss. We pray that God will comfort each of you through this difficult time.

Ginny (Virginia Wells) Ashley

April 8th

Susie I'm sorry to hear of your mom death may God give you comfort at this time and after.

Pat and Steve Henry

April 8th

So sorry for your loss Stuart and Charlene may she fly high on angel wings

Ed and Ruth Trowbridge

April 8th

Praying for the peace that only theLird can give during times of grief.

Stuart & Tressa Hamilton

April 8th

We love and miss you mom! May the good Lord wrap his loving arms around you!

Mona (Baker) Sager

April 9th

So sorry to hear the death of your mom Susie and Charlene. Hugs and I will keep your family in my prayers.Your long time Rinard friend.

Susan West

April 9th

You will be missed. R.I.P sweet lady.

Delbert & Becky Rodgers

April 9th

To Aunt Helen's Family, So sorry for your loss. We are never ready to let our parents go. She had a very long life and left us many memories.

Rick and Trudy Stanford

April 9th

We are so so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Patricia willison i

April 9th

I am so sorry for your loss if need anything I am there for you again I am so sorry I am praying for your family

Larry, Alice & Randy Childers

April 9th

So sorry to hear of Aunt Helen death. Will always cherish the good memories of eating meals on the screened in porch with her, Uncle Charlie and you girls. Love you both.

Amy Freeman-Griffith

April 9th

Helen was an oustanding woman with so much strength and determination. It has been a pleasure getting to know her and listen to her stories over the years. I already miss her so much. I hope you all find her strength inside you to get through these difficult days. God Bless everyone whos life was luckily touched by Helen.

Gary & Susan Woods

April 9th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Ken and Terri Lence

April 9th

So sorry to hear of Aunt Helens passing..prayers to all that knew and loved her.

Bruce & Nannette Richards

April 9th

So very sorry for your loss. May the Lord guide and comfort you at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve Gayla Karns

April 9th

Helen I will miss you and your smile I love you sign Gayla Karns

Pam Benson

April 9th

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Helen's passing. I have great memories of visiting when I was young. Love and prayers to her family.

April 10th

So Sorry for this terrible time. Thinking of you and sending prayers to you and your family.

Terrisa vaughan

April 10th

Charlene I am so sorry for your loss hugs and prayers for you all.

Ashley and Roberta Moore

April 12th

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.



Heritage Woods of Flora Staff & Residents
Linda Chadwell
Ken & Tammy Haven
Larry Frost
Kaylee Hamilton
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Ted & Jackie Richardson
Larry & Deanna Allison
Tom and Button Pemberton
Ginny Ashley
Peggy Nichols
Brian Humphrey
Newt and Carletta Noll
John and Judy Lusk
Marilyn Stanford
Diana & Greg Rutland
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Mary Reynolds
Sheldon and June Smith
Mona (Baker) Sager
Pauline Frost
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Debra Edgington Slover
Billa Broz
Mike Patridge and Jean Guerrettaz
Barb Williams
Tammy Wyman
Bill and Abbie Best
Deb Krutsinger
Debra ( Greenwood ) Thoele
Gary & Susan Woods
Terri Lence
Ron and Barbara Prather
Wayne & Ricki Lapington
Kevin & Jana Henry
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Delberta Bowen
Rex&Betty Brown and family
John Spitzner and Mary Hutchens
John and Karen Forth
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Tammy Steward and family
Chuck & Nancy Buchanan
nick & vera deweese
Nancy and Wes Cochran
Jim and Ardeth Freeman
John & Marla Corry
Jill Lewis
Robert & Karen Noblet
Angela odell
Cody cook
Loretta Bradley
Lorena Gill
Margie Bogle
Ashley and Roberta Moore
Leslie Youngblood-Rusk
Allison Parker


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