Esther Marie Hamilton, 82, Pecatonica, Illinois died at 4:51 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at home. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born May 13, 1930 in McConnell, Illinois the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abe and Mabel (Robinson) Mellentine. Married Curtis H. Hamilton in Rockford, Illinois on May 13, 1949. She retired from Com Ed. She was a life member of Eastern Star and served on the Pecatonica Parade Committee for years. She graduated from Pecatonica High School. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include son, Scott (Rogene) Hamilton and grandson, Christofer Hamilton, both of Pecatonica, Illinois and daughter-in-law, Ilene Hamilton, Schaumburg, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, step father Ivan Eckburg, husband, son Monte, infant granddaughter Tess and sister Dorothy. \r\r\n\r\r\n According to her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a private ceremony will be held at a later date. McCorkle Funeral Home, 203 W Fifth Street, Pecatonica, Illinois is assisting the family.