DEERWOOD — Ruth Ann Hamilton, age 81, of Deerwood, died at her home on Dec. 13, 2013. She was born on April 28, 1931, in Crosby, to Clifton and Naomi (Dike) Thompson. She married Earl M. Hamilton on Aug. 16, 1950, in Crosby. Ruth was a retired cook and media aid employee at the Crosby-Ironton Elementary School with 20 plus years of service.
Survivors include five daughters, Debra Hamilton of Ironton, Susan Gerard of Maple Grove, Patti Valentino of Navarre, Fla., Cheryl (Tim) Copperstone of Tucson, Ariz. and Lisa Hamilton of Crosby; one brother, Bob Thompson of Garrison; special niece, Cathy Thompson of Garrison; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband Earl in 1975; one brother, Buck Thompson; two sisters Cleo Peterson, Carol Nickaboine; two grandchildren, Megan and Devon Marthaler.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
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