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Gloria A. Smith Hamilton, age 85, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at6:35 AM on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Courtyard Estates in Monmouth,Illinois. She was born October 29, 1935, in Monmouth, Illinois, thedaughter of George and Edith (Hendricks) Nees. Gloria attended schoolsin Monmouth and later attended and graduated from the Cottage HospitalSchool of Nursing in Galesburg, IL attaining her nursing degree. OnDecember 18, 1955, she married Wilbur Smith in Monmouth, Illinois, andhe preceded her in death on January 20, 1978. Gloria married RobertHamilton of Stronghurst, IL on April 14, 1984, and he passed away in2013. Gloria worked at several hospitals prior to the family returningto settle in Monmouth in 1972, where she worked at CMH until herretirement, also volunteered at CMH for several years after herretirement. Gloria enjoyed traveling, quilting, relaxing at the familycabin along the Mississippi River and mostly she deeply loved spendingtime with her family and friends.
Gloria is survived by two daughters, Sherry (Tim) Smith of Groveland,Florida and Lisa Smith of Monmouth, Illinois, one son, Gregory (Katrina)Smith of Winchester, Virginia, five step-daughters, Linda (Ken) Brohmanof Monmouth, Karla (Ron) Todd of Ft. Madison IA, Lori (Tim) Hamilton ofStronghurst, Sherri (Rick) Haley of Hannah City IL, and Rachael (Tony)Gibb of Fountain Hill AZ. Also surviving are one sister, Georgia Narrowof Ft. Collins, Colorado, and numerous grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and bothof her husbands.
Cremation is being accorded. A memorial service will be planned for alater date. Memorials may be left to the American Cancer Society or acharity of the donor’s choice. For more information, or to leave aremembrance of Gloria, please visit www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com.