Ruth Hamilton

Thursday, January 17, 2002

ANNA, Ill. -- Ruth R. Hamilton, 78, of Barry, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at the Union County Nursing Home in Anna.

She was born May 18, 1923, in St. Louis, daughter of Dudley Lee Purkaple and Ruth Elmore.

She married William Thomas Robinson II. He preceded her in death. She then married Philip Hamilton. He preceded her in death.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Barry and member of the Barry Garden Club. She was a retired intaglio designer.

She is survived by two sons, William Robinson II of Jonesboro, Ill., and Michael Lee Robinson of Barry; a stepson, Chris Hamilton of Barry; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry, with interment to follow.

Lutz & Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna is in charged of arrangements.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry.