|Birth: ||May 9, 1924|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 2012|
Florence M. Hamilton, 88, of 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, formerly of 900 C. Street, Meadville, passed away Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at Wesbury United Methodist Community.
Florence was born in Knox, on May 9, 1924, a daughter of the late Orval Guy and Ruth Ida (Sloan) Courson.
On February 14, 1948 Florence married Frank M. Hamilton; he preceded her in death in April, 1984.
After 15 years of service, Florence retired in 1994 from the former Star-Lite Motel where she had worked as manager. She had previously been employed by Holiday Inn, Meadville, the former Talon, Inc., of Meadville and the former Aero Supply of Corry. Florence spent one winter in Tucson, AZ working as a care giver for her daughter, Cheryle's, mother-in-law, Eleanor Shontz. She was a 1942 graduate of Salem High School. She enjoyed participating in the YWCA Swim Classes where she also volunteered her time. Additionally she volunteered at the Community Center. Her hobbies included canning and working in her yard, especially with flowers.
Florence is survived by two daughters Jacqueline Colbert of Townville, Cheryle Stellato and her husband Anthony of Russell, two grandchildren Patrick G. Colbert and his wife Michelle, Tracy L. Dowler and her husband Robert, both of Pittsburgh, one great-grandson who was the light of her life, Alexander Dowler, three sisters, Ruth Bailey of Cochranton, Helen Altman of Knox, Jean Kellogg of Denver, CO, a brother Glenn Courson of Meadville, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband Frank of 36 years, Florence was preceded in death by a grandson Ethan W. Colbert, a son-in-law Philip Colbert, six sisters Nellie Neupert, Addeline Reznor, Ethel Lindal, Beatrice Mays, Edna Eddy, Violet Whitesell, three brothers James, Ernest and Orville Courson.
Friends are also invited to call on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 4-7 PM and also on Saturday, December 29, 2012, from 10-11 AM at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM with Pastor Philip Torre officiating.
Interment will take place in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Vernon Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wesbury Benevolent Fund, 31 N. Park Ave. or Grace United Methodist Church, 828 N. Main St., both in Meadville, Pa 16335.
Orval Guy Courson (1885 - 1963)
Ruth I. Sloan Courson (1894 - 1968)
James Gilbert Courson (1919 - 2000)**
Florence M Courson Hamilton (1924 - 2012)
Jean A Kellogg (1935 - 2013)*
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Created by: Emery Metzler
Record added: Dec 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102550629
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