CHARLDINE Q. (COUNCIL) HAMILTON
Dec. 17, 2008
SOUTH BEND - Charldine "Charlie" Q. (Eminger) Hamilton, 92, of Ludington, MI (formerly of South Bend, IN), passed away on December 17, 2008, at Oakview Medical Care Facility in Ludington, MI. In 1965 she married Wilton "Ham" Hamilton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fern and Forrest Novis, and McDonald Council, her husband, Wilton, and her daughter, Judy.
She is survived by her son, Charles Eminger (Barbara) of Jasper, AL; grandchildren, Andy Eminger (Jan), Albuquerque, NM, Corey Eminger, Lexington, NC, and Alison Eminger, Atlanta GA; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Lucas, Patrick and Jacob Eminger. She is also survived by her sister, Maxine Cowden of Ludington, MI; nephews, Ron (Phyllis) Cowden, Rick (Sylvana) Cowden, William (Nancy) Eminger; and nieces, Martha (Joe) Emmons and Elizabeth (Rick) Stoll; stepchildren, Bruce Hamilton (Minnie) and Jane Hamilton.
Born in Lincoln, IL, Charlie grew up in South Bend and spent summers at Bear Lake, MI.
She was a South Bend Central High School graduate.
In 1942 she married Alfred Eminger (deceased). During WWII they lived in Walla Walla, WA, and South Carolina. She worked for Boeing Aircraft during WWII, the South Bend Bait Company, South Bend Water Works, St. Joseph County March of Dimes, and Circle Oil in Mishawaka. After retiring, Charlie and Ham spent 22 winters in Holiday, FL, and summers in Bear Lake, MI. Charlie was a 50-year member of both South Bend Chapter #2 OES and White Shrine #10, and was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi. She loved to play cards, was an avid reader and loved keeping in touch with her many friends through cards and letters.
A memorial service will take place Friday, October 2nd, in Palmer Funeral Homes, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, at 11:30 AM. Friends are invited to gather with the family to share memories from 10 AM until the service begins. A private burial will take place at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, 375 W. Cleveland Road, Granger, IN.
Published by South Bend Tribune on Oct. 1, 2009.