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Mary Marie Hamilton, 90, of McLeansboro, passed away 5:10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
Visitation will be held 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, Harre Funeral Home with Charles Hamilton officiating. Burial will be at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro.
She was born Sept. 10, 1927, in McLeansboro, the daughter of James Johnson and Mary (Hunt) Johnson.
Marie was librarian at McCoy Memorial Library for many years.
She married Ernest E. Hamilton and he preceded her in death Dec. 26, 1997.
She attended the Church of Christ in McLeansboro. Marie loved to read, loved animals and enjoyed playing games like Canasta, Scrabble, etc.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Shay and husband Edward of McLeansboro and Judy Spitzer and husband Allan of Champaign; four grandchildren, Betsy Holder and husband Mark of McLeansboro, Brenda Shay of Terre Haute, Ind., Jocelyn Cullers and husband Jeff of Boise, Idaho and Corey Spitzer and wife Jenny of Omaha, Neb.; and three great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Dustin Holder and Tegan Spitzer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandchild Carolyn Shay and one brother.
In lieu of flowers, Marie requested memorials be made to the McCoy Memorial Library in her memory.
Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of arrangements.
Published on October 30, 2017
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