Shirley R. Hamilton, 84, Hopedale, died April 30, 2011 after a long illness. She was born Oct. 4, 1926 in Hopedale, a daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy Lewis Houten.

She was married to Emmett Hamilton on Jan. 18, 1947.

At her request, arrangements will be at the family’s convenience. Contributions may be made to the Hopedale United Methodist Church, 237 Church St. Hopedale, Ohio 43976. Blackburn Funeral Home in Hopedale in charge of arrangements.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.