Joyce Ann Hamelton

Joyce Ann Hamelton

Joyce Ann Hamelton

Joyce Ann Hamelton, 66, of Alexandria, Missouri, died at
11:02 AM Saturday, September 12, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Alexandria.

Joyce was born August 17, 1943, in Houston, Texas, the
daughter of Charles Herbert and Margaret Mae Brown Hamelton.  She was married to Ronald Earl Gates for
sixteen years. She was a lifelong resident of the Alexandria and Keokuk area.
She was employed as a medical aid and EMT, and was last employed at Methode in
Carthage, Illinois. She was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed crocheting and
flower gardening. She was a loving lady devoted to helping and giving to others
and will be dearly missed by all who loved her.

She is survived by

            a daughter,
Lora Trone of Alexandria, Missouri

            a son, Doug
Gates of Alexandria

            two
granddaughters, Kayla and Amanda Trone of Alexandria

a great grandson, Deegan Brown of
Alexandria

a brother, Gerald Hamelton and his
wife, Ann, of Keokuk, Iowa

several nieces, nephews and cousins

She was preceded in death by her parents and a
granddaughter, Sandra Gates.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday,
September 16, 2009, at Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk with Rev. Joseph Graham
officiating.

Following the service, family and friends will gather at
Alexandria Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family of
Joyce Hamelton.

DeJong’s Funeral Home in Keokuk is in charge of
arrangements.

Online condolences may be entered at www.dejongsfuneralhome.com.