Katherine L. Hamilton Lake, 87 of New Windsor, died Tuesday, April 2, 2008 at the Mercer County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 AM, at Calvary Lutheran Church, New Windsor. Burial will be in the Calvary Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for the Mercer County Nursing Home, Serenity Hospice or Calvary Lutheran Church. Speer Funeral Home, Aledo is in charge of arrangements.
Katherine was born on April 5, 1920 in Millersburg, Illinois to Grover C. & Melissa J. (McCormick) Terry. She married Waldo Hamilton and they later divorced.
Katherine was a secretary with both DeMarlie Grain Elevator and Doonan Grain Elevator. She was an active member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, including being on the church board and treasurer. Katherine worked with the New Windsor Library and also volunteered with Friends of the Library. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and was a fabulous cook, mostly known for her fried chicken and peanut butter fudge. She also had her faithful companion, her maltese, Parker.
Katherine is survived by her three children and their spouses: John & June Hamilton of New Windsor, Henry & Evelyn Hamilton of Aledo and Melissa & Roddy Hartman of Matherville; a sister, Dorothy Dunblazier of Hanna City, IL; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren and 5 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Don Terry.