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October 8, 1949 - April 10, 2019
Burial Date: April 17, 2019
Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney
- Services: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes
- Visitation: 10:00-11:30a
- Memorial Service: 11:30a
Sheila Irene Hamilton, 69, of Lawson, MO, passed away unexpectedly at Menorah Medical Center, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 10-11:30 am at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes in Kearney, MO, with the service following.
Sheila was born October 8, 1949, in Clarke County, IA, to Paul Issac and Evelyn Irene (Ramsey) Simmerman. She was married to her only true love Larry Hamilton, August 27, 1967, in Weldon, IA.
Sheila graduated from Indian Hills Community College in May, 1976, with a Licensed Practical Nursing degree. From that point, she cared for her patients like they were family. She practiced nursing at Decatur County Hospital, Leon Nursing Home, Creston Hospital, Excelsior Springs Hospital, and the Excelsior Springs Convalescent Center where she retired December 31, 2017.
Sheila is survived by her husband Larry Hamilton, of Lawson; two sons: Shawn Hamilton, Lawson, MO, and Lonnie (Alesia “Gator”) Hamilton, Savannah, MO; mother-in-law: Evelyn Eastin, Leon, IA; one sister: Sherry Chumbley of Osceola, IA and one brother: Steve (Chris) Simmerman of Osceola, IA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Gary (Janis) Eastin, Leon, IA. She has four granddaughters: Ashley Kessler, Alexandria, Abigail, and Isabella Hamilton; great grandchildren Jonathan and Aubry Kessler, and several great nieces and nephews.
Sheila was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Evelyn Simmerman, and her father-in- law, Paul Eastin.
Sheila was a loving wife, mother, and friend to all who knew her. She enjoyed fishing, knitting/crocheting, ceramics, hosting sleep-overs with her granddaughters, and spending time with family. Sheila had a patient, quiet demeanor and loving heart. Her memory will live on forever in those who loved her most.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.