She was born on June 8, 1961 in the Chicagoland area to Shelby and Mary Lou, nee Kording, Hamilton. She has two sisters Cindy Kaemmerer of San Diego, CA, and Kelly Austin of Highland, IL. She graduated from Belleville East in 1979, attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated from SIU-Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology. She worked at Memorial Hospital for several years in medical records, information technology and cancer registry capacities. She loved to read, to cross-stitch, to build puzzles and to cheer on her STL Blues. She loved to vacation in San Diego and spend hours enjoying the beach and watching the ocean waves. To her four nieces she was the consummate “Aunt Patti”, and her girls were the joy of her life.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lou, nee Kording, Hamilton.
She is survived by her father, Shelby Hamilton of Belleville, IL;
two sisters, Cindy (Glen) Kaemmerer of San Diego, CA, and Kelly (Herschel) Austin of Highland, IL;
four nieces, Kim Desmarais of San Diego, CA, Leah Rainey of Normal, IL, Anna Packer of Flowery Branch, GA, and Mary Austin of Highland, IL;
three nephews, Jeremy Desmarais, Jacob Rainey, and John Packer;
one great-nephew, Logan Desmarais;
and many, many, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA, 02241-4238, or online at themmrf.org. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Local friends may visit from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Private family service will be held at a later date.