Mary A. Hamilton

Mary A. Hamilton, 105 years young of New Concord, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 26, 2022, while at the Genesis Hospice Morrison House.

Mary was born in Sialkot, Pakistan, on January 18, 1917. She is the daughter of the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Lawrence) Ayers. Mary lived in India for the first ten years of her life, until her parents came back to their home in Columbus, Ohio. When she was young, Mary’s father took on the role of Pastor at Bloomfield United Presbytarian Church, and Mary called the New Concord area home. Mary earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Muskingum University, and then went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Latin from University of Pittsburgh. Mary was always busy as a farmer’s wife, but in her spare time she loved to spend time in her garden, and she was an avid knitter. In over 105 years of life, the hands of a city-girl transformed to the hands of a farmer’s wife that were used to farm, knit, garden, discipline, pray, and love.

Mary is survived by her loving daughter, Joyce Hall; her grandchildren, Susan Craddock, James (Rhonda) Hamilton, Lori (Jeff) Gates; John (Renee) Hamilton; her seven great-grandchildren; her eight great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, John P. Hamilton, who passed away on June 13, 1987; her son, James R. Hamilton; her sister, Margaret A. Parsley; and her brother, Lawrence J. Ayers.

Visitations will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 10am to 11am, at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, 136 Rix Mills Road, New Concord, OH, 43762, where funeral services will be held immediately following visitations at 11am. Mary will be laid to rest next to her husband John in New Hope Cemetery, Adamsville. The Farus Funeral Home of New Concord is caring for the Hamilton Family.