Mary Hampton


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 6:03 pm
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Mary F. Hampton, 95, of Colona, formerly of Toulon, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Toulon Funeral Home. Jim Graves will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Toulon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice or to the family.
Mary was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Anderson, Ind., the daughter of Forest and Lillie Tomilson Kinley. She married Elmer Carl Hampton on July 3, 1936, in Frankfort, Ind. He died Feb. 23, 1994, in Stark County, Ill.
Mary worked as a sales clerk for J.C. Penney in Kewanee and A&P in Toulon. She was a member of Toulon United Methodist Church and Lake Calhoun, where she liked to play golf. Mary also loved gardening, playing bridge in Toulon and, especially, her animals.
Surviving are one daughter, Susan Hampton, Colona; one grandson, John DeRosa, Long Beach, Calif.; and one granddaughter, Mary Hughes, Scottsdale, Ariz. She was preceded in death by daughter, Judi Howe; one sister, Martha Ellsworth; and one brother, Wayne Kinley.
Private condolences may be sent to the family via www.toulonfh.com.












 



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