Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

May 13, 2013

Ethel (Dawson) Hamilton, 87

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Ethel (Dawson) Hamilton passed away May 13, 2013 at the age of 87.  

She was born May 26, 1925 in Louisville, Ky, and she was raised there by her parents, John and Omega (Fitzhugh) Dawson.

She attended Indiana University where she met her husband Frank I. Hamilton. They met at an Indiana-Purdue football game (which, by the way, IU won) and were married Sept. 11, 1948.

They were married 55 years and lived in Greensburg.

Frank predeceased Ethel Aug. 17, 2003.

Ethel enjoyed many activities, but she really enjoyed IU basketball and football. Tailgating at football games with family and friends over the years was especially joyous to Ethel. She was also involved with the Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women, American Legion Auxiliary, Tri Kappa and the YMCA.

Ethel loved her family.

She is survived by children Frank Hamilton Jr. (Phyllis), Greensburg, Mary Watts, Indianapolis, Blair Tucker (Bill) Indianapolis, Jane Quigley (Alan), Denver, Colo., Robert Hamilton (Michelle), New Albany, and Elizabeth Dudley (Jimmie); 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary Jean Hume of Lexington, Ky., and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, Greensburg.

Funeral Services follow at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, Rev. Robert McCaulay officiating.

Interment will be in South Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Guerin Woods in Georgetown, Ind., First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg, or to the Decatur County Family YMCA.

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