Ellen June Hamilton

Ellen June Hamilton passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2020, just 4 months shy of celebrating her 100th birthday. A private burial will take place Monday, Feb. 22. A Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, Wichita Falls, Tx., Dr. Ike Butterworth offi ciating.This very elegant lady was born June 17, 1921 in Electra, Tx.,to James Elijah Warden and Hannah Proud Warden. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 67 years, James Reece Hamilton; sister Lettye Phyllis Clark and great nephew James (Jimmy) Wm. Mathis.Ellen June graduated from Electra High School, and attended John Tarlton College, Stephenville. She married her High School Sweetheart, J. R. (“Ham”) Hamilton on April 21, 1942, and moved to Vernon, Tx., building their career in the offi ce supply business. They owned and operated Hamilton Offi ce Supply until retirement. After “Ham’s” death in 2009, “Ejie” moved to Presbyterian Manor in Wichita Falls, to be nearer family. As the disease of Dementia progressed, she changed her address to House of Hope until her death.Ejie was very much the Martha Stewart hostess, list maker, organizer, and authority on Amy Vanderbilt manners. She loved to laugh, entertain, play bridge, and have family gatherings with her nieces and nephews. She and Ham enjoyed lots of fun trips with their Gin Rummy buddies in Vernon.Survivors include nieces Carol June Clark Adams (Earston), and Letty Jan Poore of Wichita Falls; Margaret Ann Spencer (Mark Bedgood) of Corsicana, Tx.; nephew James H. Spencer of Houston; great nieces and nephews, Amanda Poore, Banning Poore, Devyn and J. B. Poore, all of Wichita Falls; Chris Toliver, Clark Toliver (Nicole), Macy Toliver, and Jacob Mathis, all of Austin; Keith Spencer (Kris), Ryan, Jenna, and Sara of Flower Mound, Tx.; Cheryl Dent (Michael), Amber and Jonathan of Sealy, Tx., Gretchen Lutz (Nick), Haley and Hayden; Christy Argo (Derek) and Jake; also great-great-niece Natalie Rene Toliver of Austin, and very good friend Louise Shatley, Wichita Falls.Memorial donations may be made in Ellen June (“Ejie’s”) name to Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund, House of Hope, or Hospice of Wichita Falls.

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