Audrey Shellenberger Hamilton

1921 - 2013

November 7, 2013

DAR member was flight attendent, volunteer

RENO, Nev. – Audrey S. Hamilton of Reno, formerly of Hermitage, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2013, in Reno. She was 92.

Mrs. Hamilton was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Farrell, a daughter of Delmar A. and Marian Dodds Shellenberger.

She was a 1939 graduate of Farrell High School and attended Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, and was affiliated with Chi Omega Sorority, remaining involved as an alumni.

Mrs. Hamilton served as a flight attendant with Pennsylvania Central Airlines.

A devoted wife and mother, she married William Lloyd Hamilton on March 17, 1945.

Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the Pymatuning Chapter of National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She was a volunteer for the auxiliary of what is now Sharon Regional Health System for 60 years, with more than 6,000 hours supporting the Candy Striper program and fundraising. In 2000, she was awarded the honor of Volunteer of the Year.

As a longtime member of Hickory United Methodist Church, Hermitage, she served as a volunteer. Mrs. Hamilton was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Chi Omega Sorority.

Audrey leaves: a son, William “Bill” Lloyd Hamilton and his wife Anne, Concord, N.H.; two daughters, Shelly Hamilton Petite and her husband Joe, Reno, Nev.; and Becky (Audrey) Hamilton Jamison and her husband Bob, Truckee, Calif.; six grandchildren, Katherine Joncas, Kelly Pisel, John Hamilton, Michael Petite; and Katie and Robbie Jamison; and a great-granddaughter, Brooke Pisel.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William “Bill” Lloyd Hamilton; her parents; a sister, Jean Anne Fulmer; and a brother, Dr. William “Bill” Shellenberger.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hickory United Methodist Church, 240 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.