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The Carthage Press
  • Maggie “Marie” Hamilton

  • Maggie “Marie” Hamilton, 98, Carthage, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Freeman West Medical Center, Joplin.
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  • Maggie “Marie” Hamilton, 98, Carthage, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Freeman West Medical Center, Joplin.  
    Maggie Marie Haggard was born July 26, 1914 in Carthage, the daughter of the late Frank W. Haggard and Emma Peacock Haggard.  She married John Albert Hamilton on June 29, 1929 in Neosho, Mo., he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1982.  She was a homemaker and served as treasurer and travel coordinator for the O.A.T.S. Bus.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a devoted wife and mother, enjoying cooking, sewing, gardening, cards, playing the piano, visiting friends and spending time with her family.  She was a lifetime resident of the Carthage community before entering Spring River Christian Village over a year ago.
    Additional survivors include a sister, Edith Carr, Pittsburg, Kan.; three daughters, Margaret (Harry) Moore, Peoria, Ill., Helen (Ron) Joyce, Springdale, Ark., and Sue (Jerry) Simmons, Carthage; three sons, William Hamilton, Carthage, Murrell (Joyce) Hamilton, Jasper, Mo., and Homer (Debbie) Hamilton, Carthage; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.  
    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John Hamilton, a daughter, Violet Jane, two sons, Jack Hamilton and Frank James Hamilton, one sister, Ruth Carr, two brothers, Frank and Glenn Haggard.
    Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. Monday, March 11 at Knell Mortuary, Carthage, MO.  Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Rev. Ed Hamilton will officiate.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage.  Memorial gifts are suggested to the Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital, Auxiliary, Carthage.  Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.

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