Evelyn Hamilton

Evelyn L. Hamilton, 91, of Washington, formerly of Morton, passed away into the arms of Jesus Friday, August 2, 2019 at Villas of Holly Brook in Washington.

Evelyn was born January 31, 1928 in Noble, Ill., to Sam and Mabel (Miller) Everett. She married Virgil Hamilton on April 14, 1945 in Albion, Ill. He preceded her in death on January 27, 2006. She was also preceded in death by one son, Randy Hamilton; one daughter, Susan Hurt; four brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are her daughter, LaVonne Hamilton of Morton; daughter-in-law, Donnice Hamilton of Macomb, Ill.; son-in-law, Ray Hurt of Deer Creek; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, JoAnn May of Inman, Kan. and Shirley Hough of Morton.

Evelyn worked in the cafeteria for Morton School District 709. She was a woman of faith and had been a member of the former Morton Church of Christ, where she was a Sunday School teacher and the wife of an elder. Evelyn enjoyed preparing meals for many visiting ministers and missionaries. Evelyn was a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 89 in Morton.

She loved her family, doll collection, a good cup of coffee, butterscotch candies and God.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Rick Johnston officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

The family would like to thank the Villas of Holly Brook in Washington and Transition Hospice for their wonderful care. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. To view Evelyn’s video tribute or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.