NEWTON—Lois May Hamilton, 92, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at Newton Presbyterian Manor.
She was born on May 1, 1929, in Winfield, the daughter of Sanford A. and Fern Reba Snyder Atkinson. Lois was raised in the Winfield area, graduating from Winfield High School and earned a bachelor of science in microbiology from Oklahoma State University.
She volunteered and then worked for the Girl Scouts and later worked as a social worker for SRS in Winfield and Wichita. She worked for SRS until she retired in the mid-’90s.
While living in Wichita, Lois was a member of West Heights United Methodist Church. She moved to Newton in 2015 and was a member of Trinity Heights United Methodist Church. Lois enjoyed working with pottery and was an award-winning wire tree artist.
Survivors include her son, Richard Hamilton of Bristow, Okla.; daughters Linda White of Valley Center and Martha Gartner of Newton; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son David Hamilton; brothers Glen Atkinson and L.Neal Atkinson and sister, Irma Scholfield.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Caring Hands Humane Society or the Newton Public Library Foundation. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway St, Newton, Kan., 67114.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.