Rose Hamilton

Godfrey | Friday, April 30 2021 |

Rose L. Hamilton, 99, formerly of Godfrey, passed away at 2:02 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2021 at Osage Beach Rehab and Health Care Center in Osage Beach, MO. 

Born Nov. 21, 1921 in Pinckneyville, IL, she was the daughter of Henry and Lucy Ann (Giacomo) Ruppert. 

She married E.D. 'Dale' Hamilton on Jan. 11, 1943 in Pinckneyville. They shared 65 years of marriage before his passing on Sept. 26, 2008. 

Rose worked as a waitress and a clerk in Pinckneyville, Wood River, and East Alton areas in her younger years. She was a sweet lady who always had a smile on her face. Rose was loved by family and friends alike. 

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Lonnie Mercurio of Sunrise Beach, MO; a grandson, Dale Jae Mercurio of Springfield, IL; and a sister, Shirley Ann Ruppert of Pinckneyville. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Frank Pete Ruppert and Elmer Clarence Ruppert. 

Private graveside services will be held at Fosterburg Cemetery in Fosterburg, IL. 

Professional services entrusted to Paynic Home for Funerals, with an online guestbook available at 

Obit Provided By:
Paynic Home for Funerals

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