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Mary Lou Hamilton

June 6, 1928 ~ July 20, 2022 (age 94)


Mary Lou Hamilton, 94, formerly of Mackinaw, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Unity Point Health Proctor. 

She was born June 6, 1928 in Lily to Wardell and Dorothy Martin Childress.  She married Henry J. White on June 6, 1948 in Mackinaw, and he passed away April 9, 1994.  She later married Glenn Hamilton on March 27, 2010 in Mackinaw, and he passed away March 5, 2022. 

Surviving are four nieces and three nephews; 12 great nieces and nephews; two stepchildren; two step grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Laura Dewey.

Mary Lou worked for Dr. Bowen in Bloomington for 36 years as a dental assistant and office manager. She was also Tazewell County Tax Assessor  for seven years. 

She was a member of Christian Union Church in Metamora and served as president of the 96th Infantry Division Association Auxiliary. 

She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, quilting and crafting, puzzles, and going out to eat. 

Her funeral will be at 11:00 am Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Haensel-Oswald Funeral Home in Mackinaw.  Pastor Gary Salm will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Mackinaw Township Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.





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