Sharon Hamilton

December 5, 2023
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Sharon Hamilton Obituary

Glenna Sharon Cotton Hamilton, 80, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2023. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James "Jim" Hamilton. Sharon was born on March 27, 1943, in Lancaster, KY to the late Ira Glenmore and Evelyn Joseph Hurt Cotton. 

She graduated from Paint Lick High School in 1961. Afterwards she graduated from Berea College in 1965 with a B.A. in history and political science and received her master’s from Eastern Kentucky University in Education. Glenna was a teacher for 28 1/2 years in the Garrard County School System and was a proud member of the Retired Teachers of Garrard County.

While at Berea College, she met Jim Hamilton. They were married at Berea College in Danforth Chapel and spent 43 years together.

In March 1963, she was a political science intern for Senator Dr. Sherman Cooper at the capital in Washington, D.C. She met all the Kennedy’s and other members of Labor that were involved in the government. She was invited to participate in the March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

After retiring from the school system, she enjoyed gardening, taking care of flowers, being outdoors, bird watching, people watching, tracing genealogy, reading, history, working puzzles and being with her grandchildren. She had a wonderful life and shared many wonderful memories with family and friends.                                                                                                                                           

She was a member of Kirksville Christian Church and loved the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior.

Surviving are four daughters, Kimberly Hamilton (Troy Von) of Lancaster, Jennifer Whitaker of Fairfield, Ohio, Rebecca Atkins of Lancaster, and Lucy Hensley of Lancaster; a sister, Sue Janet Cotton Metcalf of Bowling Green; Kentucky. The grandchildren are George Whitaker III of Cincinnati, Ohio. Daniel Whitaker of Fairfield, Ohio, Andrew Whitaker of West Chester, Ohio, Augustus Hensley of Waco, KY, Matthew Whitaker of  Fairfield, Ohio, Abigail Hensley of Waco, KY and Ava Hensley of Waco, KY; bonus grandchildren, Danielle Forker of Danville, and Megan Singleton of Lawrenceburg; great grandchild, Valerie Whitaker and bonus great grandchildren, Millie Forker and Jemma Forker; and numerous special family members, and friends.

Visitation will be 11:00 am -2:00 pm Saturday December 9, 2023, at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:00 PM Saturday December 9, 2023.

Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Monday, December 11, 2023, at Lancaster Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are George Whitaker, Daniel Whitaker, Andrew Whitaker, Matthew Whitaker, Augustus Hensley, and Troy Von.

Honorary pallbearers are Darrell Logan, James Schooler, Jeff Hamilton, Gary Hamilton, and Tim Metcalf.

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December 9, 2023

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Spurlin Funeral Home of Lancaster
1782 Lexington Rd.
Lancaster, KY 40444

Funeral Service
December 9, 2023

2:00 PM
Spurlin Funeral Home of Lancaster
1782 Lexington Rd.
Lancaster, KY 40444

Graveside Service
December 11, 2023

1:00 PM
Lancaster Cemetery
205 Crab Orchard Rd.
Lancaster, KY 40444


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