Lois "Maxine" Hamilton, 89, of O'Neill, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at the Plainview Manor in Plainview.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at Biglin's Mortuay in O'Neill.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at the mortuary in O'Neill. Fr. Bernard Starman officiated.

Burial was in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Lois Maxine was born on Feb. 17, 1931 in Atkinson, to Lester and Erma (Smith) Jones. She graduated from Atkinson High School in 1949.  

Maxine loved to go to dances, and she met Claude “Todd” Hamilton one night on the dance floor.

Maxine married Todd on March 3, 1950 in O’Neill. The couple made their home in O’Neill for a couple years before moving to Stuart. They lived in Stuart from 1953 to 1970.  

They then returned to O’Neill and ran Mac’s Bar. In 1974, they moved to Atkinson and ran Todd’s Bar.  

Maxine always enjoyed working alongside her husband. The couple sold the bar in 1989 and moved back to O’Neill. Maxine worked for ALCO for almost 10 more years.  

Maxine was a talented quilter and seamstress. She liked to read and do word puzzles and in later years, watch the wildlife out her window. Maxine especially liked to spend time with her family.

Maxine is survived by her four children Steven (Charlotte) Hamilton of O’Neill, Sandra (Dale Kleinschmidt) of Norfolk, Bonnie (Kent) Will of Bradshaw and Shelly Brockman of Norfolk; one grandson Jason (Desiree) Hamilton; three great-grandchildren Mercedes Hamilton, Dominic Hamilton and Myles Hamilton; two great-great-grandchildren Brianna and Sophia Davidson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Erma Jones; her husband,Todd Hamilton in 2012; three sons Roger Hamilton, John Hamilton and Robert Hamilton; two sisters Mary Jareske and Linda Lange; and two infant brothers.       

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