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Ila Jane Hamilton, 92, of Columbus, Texas and formerly from Jacksonville, Texas passed away on August 15, 2016 in Columbus, TX. 
  She was born on November 23, 1923 to Charlie and Nancy (Grimes) Hamilton in Jacksonville, TX.
 Ila Jane worked as a secretary for Jacksonville Baptist College in Jacksonville for 24 years.
 Ila Jane was a Christian. Everyone who met her fell in love with her. She was a member and volunteered as a secretary at the Sunset Baptist Church for over 30 years. She loved her cats, and she loved feeding the birds and squirrels. She loved her family and friends and she will be loved and dearly missed by her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time in the country watching the deer.
She is survived by her niece, Jerry Nan Schaff; great nieces and great nephews, Tracye Leenders, Kim and Weldon Nawara, Jere and Don Newton, Shane and Dawn Smith, Nicole and Carl Merta, Robin and Mike Allen, Deborah Puhala, and Monte Bingham; and numerous great great nieces and nephews; and numerous great great great nieces and nephews.
 Ila Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Nancy Hamilton; sister, Ruby Elizabeth Hamilton Branham; brother-in-law, Edwin Samuel Branham; niece, Deliah Sue Branham Bingham; nephews, Robert James Schaff and Roy Bingham; and great great nephew, James Cyler Chaz Howard
  Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, TX; and Thursday from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm at Earle's Chapel Cemetery, Jacksonville, TX.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 1:00 pm at Earle's Chapel Cemetery, 436 CR 3221, Jacksonville, TX 75766 with Deacon Darrell Dement.
  Memorials are suggested to the charity of your choice. Online condolences can be given at www.hennekefuneralhome.com.
Published on August 17, 2016
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