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“Joyce and family, It was with great sadness that I read of your loss of Gomer. I send heartfelt prayers out to you and your family. You have been...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Leslie (Orr) Jensen - Meadville, PA

“Gomer was truly one of a kind growing up as I am sure he was as a grown man. His loyalty and sense of deep caring for his friends and family (and his...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Jacki Bennett - Alexandria, VA

“We offer our sympathy to each member of your family. I'm connected as a Chown relative. May you find peace in the days ahead with the comfort of...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Judy (Schomberg) and Carl Carlson - MN

“We are so very sorry and send much love to your family. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Grothe Family - Conesville, IA

“Joyce, Ana and Claire--We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gomer was a great person and will be missed by many. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Norma Anaya - Conesville, IA

“Wonderful memories will be kept from growing up with Gomer. Camping, Hunting and Fishing in the edgewater bottoms. He will be remembered forever. Our...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Joe & Brenda Conaway - Letts, IA

“I hope that all the comments about the goodness of your Gomer help in your time of loss. I had a lot of fun working the fields in Conesville with...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: James Wilson - Kansas Ctiy, KS

“RIP brotha.. ride free.. ride on.. you will be missed ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Sparky - Muscatine, IA - Friend

“Joyce and family - you have our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Patrick & Nancy Scroggs - IA

“Joyce: Our prayers are with you. May you and your family remember the good times and carry those memories with you. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: mike mulvihill

“Joyce and Family, You have our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Dale and Jane Kreimeyer ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jane and Dale Kreimeyer - Wilton, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We have been keeping Gomer in our prayers for some time now and will continue now to keep you. ...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Rodger and Diana Broderson - IA

“My memory of Gomer dates back in grade school. Gomer was a member of my Dad's 4-H Club in Conesville. Part of 4-H included competing in a 4-H...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Ventia Currie - Ames, IA - friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in the love from your family and friends. Remember the wonderful times that you have shared together...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Gray Buffington - IA

“Joyce I'm sorry for your loss. I really liked Gomer. He was a good guy and I enjoyed talking with him and working with him. You and your family will...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Dave Perley

“Joyce & Family, Memories of "Gomer" will forever put a smile on my face. We were all blessed to have known him!! Know that you are all in our...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Karen (Baird) Scott - St. Charles, IL

“I have a couple different memories of Gary. As a fellow bus rider on the bus going into Conesville elementary I can't count the number of times Mrs....Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Roxanne Vincent Lindaman - Ackley, IA

“Thoughts to All, he will be missed!! ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Cindy "Murphy" Austin - Wilton, IA

“Tuffy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this "TUFF" time. keep that Smile !! ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Bud and Phyl Ashcraft - Davenport, IA

“Joyce and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. David Roe ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: David Roe - Mount Vernon, IA


Gary "Gomer" Lee Hamilton of Conesville, IA passed away Sunday September 25, 2011 at the Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A Memorial Service will be held on 12:00pm at the Grace United Church of Christ on Friday, September 30, 2011 with Pastor Rick Crooks officiating. Friends may call from 10:00-11:45am at the Church. Iowa Cremation is assisting the family.

Gary is survived by his wife Joyce Hamilton and two daughters Claire Marie and Anna Jo Hamilton of Conesville; mother Deloris Hamilton, father and stepmother Marvin and Betty Hamilton, brother Larry Suiter and step-brothers Keith and Ron Lawrence all of Columbus Junction, Brian Lawrence of Washington, DC and Steve Lawrence of Johnston.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and brother Donnie Suiter.

Gary Lee Hamilton was born June 12, 1963 in Washington, Iowa to Marvin Lee and Deloris (Hills) Hamilton. Gary was a former city council member and mayor of Conesville. He also served on the Conesville Volunteer Fire Department. "Gomer" enjoyed spending time with family, especially Sunday night suppers and coffee at Aunt Mary's. He loved fishing, hunting, motocross, hare scramble races, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. But mostly Gary enjoyed being with his girls; teaching them how to hunt, fish, ride dirt-bikes, and especially teaching them to live in the moment and not to worry about tomorrow.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family.