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 Phyllis May “May” <I>Hamilton</I> Denton

Phyllis May “May” Hamilton Denton

Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 5 Mar 2013 (aged 93)
Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Burial Fairlawn, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 106398090 · View Source
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May Denton entered into the gates of greater life March 5, 2013.

She was born in 1919 in Bedford, Ohio. She met the late Rev. Bill Denton in one of his evangelistic meetings and they were married in 1942 until his death in 1982. May was fiercely loyal to her family and the ministries of her husband and son. She was the unseen wind beneath the wings of the Furnace Street Mission since 1942. As such, she was the constant structure behind the ministry of the late Rev. Bill Denton and an integral part of the subsequent history and accomplishments of that organization. Later in life she enjoyed motorcycle and blimp rides, and taking trombone lessons. With her longtime friend Nancy Wilkey, she organized and produced an extensive historical archive of the organization's documents dating back to 1926, highlighting her love of the Mission, Victim Assistance and the Safety Forces Chaplaincy Center. She enjoyed her family and was characterized by her crisp wit, which was a joy to all. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Preceded in death by parents, Donald and Nellie Davis Hamilton; husband, Rev. William (Bill); sons, Ronald and Thomas; daughter, Violet; grandson, Anthony; brother, Robert Hamilton; sister, Velma Williams; and son-in-law, David Juersivich; she is survived by sons, Kenneth (Millie) and family, Robert (Marian) and family; daughter, Donnell Juersivich and family; and many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Service will be held 1:30 p.m. MONDAY at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from Noon until the service at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it was her wish that donations be made to the Furnace Street Mission, 150 Furnace St., Akron 44303 of which she was so much a part.To share a Memory, Send a Condolence, Light a Candle or Send Flowers, visit the Tribute Wall at

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Phyllis May “May” Hamilton Denton (17 Apr 1919–5 Mar 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106398090, citing Rose Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, Summit County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by irish mom (contributor 47849866) .