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Ruth Hamilton dies at age 96

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Ruth E. Hamilton, age 96, of Porter passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Millerís Merry Manor in Portage, Ind.

She was born December 2, 1915 in Indianapolis, Ind., to Claude and Matilda (Mildner) Martin, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was baptized at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis, Ind.

She married Dale W. Hamilton in Whiting, Ind., on May 22, 1937. He also preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons Richard (Anna Laura) Doane of Georgetown, Texas, and Robert (Kathy) Hamilton of Chesterton; one daughter Susan (Richard) Willard of Portage; one daughter-in-law Mary Katherine Hamilton of Chesterton; nine grandchildren Guy and Robert Doane; Tim Darren and Erik Hamilton; Robert, Jr. and Scott Hamilton; Shane Kaiser and Wendy Atchison; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son William Hamilton, one brother and three sisters.

She was a homemaker who loved caring for her family and friends. She was especially well-known for her hand crocheted baby blankets and booties that she loved sharing with her friends and family. She also enjoyed gardening. She was a former member of the Porter Memorial Hospital Guild and Porter P.T.A.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., 46304 with Pastor David McGrath officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be made to the VNA Hospice of Porter County or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 5/29/2012