In Loving

Rose J. Hamilton McClure

February 22, 1929 – September 10, 2021

Rose J. Hamilton McClure, 92, recently of Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia: formerly of Binghamton, NY, and Salisbury, MD, died Friday, September 10, 2021.

She was predeceased by her husband, Merrill; her parents, Roger and Agnes Hamilton; and siblings, David, Drusilla, Roger, Richard, Robert, and George; and her son-in-law, Benjamin Miller.

Rose earned her R.N. in 1949 from Binghamton General Hospital, and worked in a variety of roles and places during her career. One of her patients became a life long friend; Walter Morse Mott, his wife, Josephine, and sons, Webster, Daniel, and John considered Rose one of their family. Throughout their 58 years of marriage Rose’s loving care of ‘Merle’ as he lived with Cardiomyopathy was a true testament of her nursing skills. Rose generously opened her home to family and friends when they needed a helping hand, providing a place of healing for many through the years.

Rose was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and held several offices including being Regent for the Samuel Chase Chapter located in Salisbury, MD. She also became a member of the Jack Jouett Chapter located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

She is survived by her children, Joseph McClure and his wife, Sandra of Texas, Nancy Miller of Virginia, Margaret Victoria and her husband, Peter of Connecticut, and Edna Carr and her husband, John of Virginia; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice, or Society of Women’s Health Research (

There will be no formal services. Cremains will be interred in Knox Cemetery, Ouaquaga, New York at the convenience of the family.