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Thelma (Gabbard) Hamilton

August 3, 1933 — January 25, 2023


A loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. Thelma L. (Gabbard) Hamilton, age 89, sadly passed away January 25, 2023 peacefully at her home in Kalamazoo, MI. She was born in McKee, KY, August 3,1933, the daughter of Leonard W. Gabbard and Clara (Hurley) Gabbard.

Thelma was a treasured wife and mother. She embraced her family and friends with love and kindness. She was a sweet lady with a heart of gold with undeniable spirit. She will be missed immensely.  On February 22, 1951 she married David S. Hamilton.  Thelma was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David, of seventy-one years.  Thelma is survived by her two daughters Yvonne (Stephen) RietKerk and Karen (Brian) Belanger; five grandchildren Shelley (Shawn) Hill, David (Shelley) Sitar, Stacey Sitar, Thomas (Tyler) Blevins, and Bradley (Jessica) Blevins; seven great-grandchildren Lauren Hill, Dawson, Emma Grace, Ella Jay Blevins, Annabelle, Gabriella, and Bryson Blevins; one sibling Gladys Selders; and many nieces and nephews.

Beyond measure our comfort is knowing she is with family in heaven. Always remembered with loving memories.

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