Odell G. (McFarland) Hamilton
Odell G. Hamilton, age 90, of Shelby, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Med Central Shelby Hospital after a short illness.
She was born August 10, 1917 in Smile, Rowan County, Kentucky the daughter of the late James and Ida (Wright) McFarland. During World War II, Odell worked at the Pentagon in Washington DC. After that, she was employed at Interstate Lunches in Dayton. In the 1960’s she managed the Schiffer Apartments in Shelby and retired from Balanoff Metal Products in Shelby. Odell was very musically inclined and could play any instrument; however, her favorite was the piano. She was an avid radio listener and kept up-to-date on all current events. Her mind was sharp till the end. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, collecting sheet music, and making quilts and dolls. She knew no strangers and when she made a friend, it was for life. Odell’s greatest passion was her family. She especially loved the times she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Odell is survived by a son and his wife, Doug and Cathy Hamilton of Shelby; 3 grandchildren, Robin and Matt Smedley, Jennifer and Todd Markwell, Dustin and Rachel Hamilton all of Shelby; 5 great grandchildren, Dustin and Austin Markwell, Cassidy, Remington, and Kennady Smedley; 2 sisters, Nancy Dalton of Loveland, Ohio and Mearl Caudill of Clearfield, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley C. Hamilton in 1988 and by 4 brothers, Arville, Jack, Ezra, and Earl, and 6 sisters, Annie, Emma, Jesse, Nona, Wilda, and June.
Friends may call on Thursday, March 13, 2008 from 3-5 and 7-9 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 10:30 AM with her nephew, Michael Atkins, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Athletic Boosters. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at penwellturner.com