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 (https://swhr.org/donate).
There will be no formal services. Cremains will be interred in Knox Cemetery, Ouaquaga, New York at the convenience of the family.
Rest in peace Aunt Rose. We miss you and will miss your caring and enthusiasm for life.
We love you all and are praying for God’s sweet peace, comfort and strength to carry you all through this time!!!
Aunt Rose and Uncle Merle hold a special place in my heart!!! We love y’all dearly!!!
Not my Mother, A loving Mom to me forever. Rose and Merle welcomed me to their family as a son providing me with help and guidance. They will always hold a special place in my heart! My love goes out to them and their family.