HOWLAND - Eloise P. Hamilton, 82, passed away early Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born March 29, 1932, in Walnut, Ill., the daughter of the late Oscar and Media Myrle Titus Pierson.
She was the youngest of six sisters. She graduated from Ashton High School, Ashton, Ill., in 1950. She attended Monmouth College in Illinois, where she received her bachelor of arts in education in 1954.
Eloise married her husband of 56 years, Colin B. Hamilton, on Aug. 2, 1955, and they moved to Ames, Iowa, where she taught school for several years.
Following their time in Iowa, they moved to Pittsburgh. Eloise divided her time between raising a family and substitute teaching for Pittsburgh area schools.
In 1983, she moved to Howland and became active in many local clubs and organizations. She was a member of the Warren Women's Club, American Association of University Women, Monday Afternoon Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Food Shelf Ministries at Richard Brown UMC, Youngstown. She was an active member of the Howland United Methodist Church.
Eloise enjoyed playing bridge, and was an active supporter of the arts. She held season passes to Trumbull New Theater and Civic Symphony.
She is survived by her three children, Tamara Fowler of Buckhannon, W.Va., Andrea Carrier of Warren and Ernest Hamilton of Granville; her six grandchildren, Courtney Carrier, Jonathan Hamilton, Andrew Carrier, Chelsa Carrier Eades, Ethan Hamilton and Elliot Hamilton; four great-grandchildren, Alexis Carrier, Jordan Hamilton, McKenna Hamilton and Hadley Crowell; and two sisters.
Eloise was preceded in death by her loving husband, Colin, in July of 2011, and three sisters.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Howland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Matthew Darrin officiating. Her family will greet friends one hour prior to the service in the narthex of the church. Inurnment will be in the columbarium at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road N.E., Warren, OH 44484, or the Richard Brown United Methodist Church, 1205 Elm St., Youngstown, OH 44505.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co., 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Please visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences and order flowers.