The Woodward News

May 31, 2013

Dora Bell (Kelly) Hamilton


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Dora Bell (Kelly) Hamilton, 87-year-old Woodward resident, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at Billings Funeral Home on Saturday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Kelly Hamilton was born October 18, 1925 in Harmon, Oklahoma, to William and Irene (Custer) Kelly. She grew up on the family farm in Harmon, along with her four brothers and three sisters. Kelly graduated from Arnett High School, where she was a crackerjack basketball player. On January 28, 1947, she married Clyde AHam@ Hamilton, Jr. and to this union, four children were born: Jack, Anita, Clyde and Bonnie.

Clyde and Kelly lived in Garden City, Kansas, then Wichita, and finally in Woodward, where Clyde worked as a painter until he retired. Kelly first worked as a waitress at the Pollyanna and then began her 30-year career as a waitress at the Oasis Steakhouse in Woodward. Kelly enjoyed quilting, knitting, and crocheting, but especially loved being with her grandkids and attending family get-togethers.

Kelly Hamilton is survived by two sons, Jack Hamilton and wife Lauri and Clyde Hamilton, all of Woodward; two daughters, Anita Freerksen of Oklahoma City and Bonnie Larkey and husband Buck of Woodward; and one sister, Evelyn Lake of California.

She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren; Jeff Hamilton and wife Claudia of Destin, Florida; Joey Hamilton and wife Liana of Las Vegas, Nevada; Jeremy Hamilton and wife Wendi of Panama City, Florida; Jason Hamilton and Brandi Moser of Woodward; Scott Spray of Yukon; Ross Spray and wife Daylene of Edmond; Brett Spray of Woodward, John Myers and wife Malissa of Fargo; Jack Myers and wife Connie of Woodward; Kelly Myers of Woodward: Crystal Larkey of Geary; Larissa Larkey of El Reno; Michelle Larkey of Colorado; and twenty-five great-grandchildren, along with many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Lee, Burt, Earl, and Claude; and two sisters, Ava Bryant and Nellie Cook.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Faith Hospice, with the funeral home acting as custodian.