Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Evelyn M. Hamilton, 79, Keokuk

Evelyn M. Hamilton, 72, of Keokuk

Evelyn M. Hamilton, 79, of Keokuk, IA, died Friday, August 7, 2020 at River Hills Village in Keokuk.

     She was born July 22, 1941 in Clark County, Missouri the daughter of Fred and Bernice Bainter Bushchling.  In December of 1959 she was united in marriage to Jerry Hamilton at Bluff Springs Church in Rural Canton.  He preceded her in death on May 4, 2011.

     Evelyn graduated from Clark County R-1 High School.  She was employed at the Free Press/Daily Gate City in Keokuk.  She also cleaned several houses in the area.

     She was a member of First Christian Church in Keokuk.

     Evelyn enjoyed going to auctions.  She loved spending time with her family especially going for rides with Jerry.

     She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Stephenson (Rick) of Keokuk, and Melissa Anderson of Burlington, three grandchildren, Brandon VanAusdall of Keokuk, Jennifer Anderson of Burlington, and Tate Anderson of Ft. Madison, one step grandson, Paul Stephenson of Keokuk and three great grandchildren, Aria Stephenson, Laith Schneider, Jr and Saphira Schneider.

     Besides her husband she was also preceded in death by a daughter Deborah Hamilton. 

     Visitation will be held after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with the family meeting with friends from 5 – 7 p.m.  She will be laid to rest with Jerry at Hickory Grove Cemetery.  

     Social distancing requirements will be in place at the service and attendees may be limited according to those requirements.  Masks are strongly encouraged.  

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.           

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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