Iva June (Gilmore) Hamilton, age 97, of Springfield, MO, passed away on May 27, 2019. She was born on December 29, 1921 in Springfield, MO, the daughter of Lenora (Vestal) and Robert C. Gilmore.
At the age of 11, June became a follower of Jesus Christ. Throughout her life, she was active in several churches and is currently a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. June began dating George Hamilton in the spring of 1941 and after 3 weeks was united in marriage on June 3rd. This love story continued for 74 years.
June lovingly provided a strong family life filled with laughter, warm hospitality and spiritual guidance. She was a gifted seamstress, enjoyed quilting, and floral gardening. She knew how to make her house a home for her family.
June is survived by daughters, Llynn Jenkins and husband, Don of Bolivar, MO; P.K. Hinkle and husband. Jim of Nixa, MO; son, Jim Hamilton and wife, Mary Lee of Springfield, MO. Grandchildren: Kristen Prater, Erik Prater, Leslie Dent and husband, Andy; Doug Hinkle and wife, Carie; Riley Hamilton; Leah Furman and husband, Ric, Lane Hamilton and wife, Heather. Step- grandchildren, Andrew Jenkins, Dallas Jenkins and wife, Mary, Morgan Jenkins, and special friends, Rob Aughtry & Kim Wolfe. Great-grandsons: Kedron Hinkle, Bailey Hinkle, Parker Dent, Mitchell Dent and Dillon Furman. Step-grandchildren, Sarah Jenkins, Hope Jenkins, Isaac Jenkins, Christian Jenkins, KaLeigh Jenkins and, KaCee Jenkins. Brother-in-law, Ralph Sanders; nieces and nephews.
June is preceded in death by her husband, George, her parents, a brother, Paul Gilmore and sisters, Margaret Gilmore, Lillian Rader, and Bobbi Brautigam.
Graveside services will be at Oakville Cemetery, Morrisville, MO, on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 3 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or The Wells of Joy Ministry, in care of Greenlawn Funeral Home South.
Direction to the Oakville Cemetery is 2.25 miles west of Morrisville on Hwy 215. Turn left on S Farm Road 90, left on Farm Rd 535.
Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home South.