Dauna Joan Hamilton (86)
Birth: March 7, 1934
Death: March 2, 2021
Dauna Joan Hamilton, 86, of Albion, Illinois, died Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Rest Haven Manor, Inc., in Albion. She was born March 7, 1934, in Edwards County, Illinois, the daughter of Darrell and Ena (Schoenman) Smith. She married John Bernard “J.B.” Hamilton on December 27, 1955, and he preceded her in death on June 3, 2012.
Dauna retired from teaching school for over 30 years. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, and the Albion Methodist Church. She and J.B. were life members of the Goldwing Roadriders Association of Phoenix, Arizona, and together they travelled to most of the contiguous United States. Boating and snowmobiling were among some of her other outdoor activities. She enjoyed watching NASCAR races, sewing and reading.
Survivors include daughter Krista (Eric) Harms of Albion; sister Linda Buck of Grayville, Illinois; granddaughter Becca (William) Crummley of Bone Gap, Illinois; great grandson Mason; niece Cindy Graef; and nephew Steve Hortin.
Preceding her in death are her parents and husband.
Graveside service will be at 10 am, Friday, March 5, 2021, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Memorials may be made to Wabash County Animal Shelter Buddies and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville who is in charge of arrangements.