Ellen Wallace Hamilton

May 22, 1929 - September 27, 2018

Ellen Wallace Hamilton, 89, of Batavia, IL.  passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at her home in Batavia, IL.   She was born on May 22, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA., the daughter of William and Emily (nee. Smith) Wallace.  She was united in Marriage to William Beye Hamilton on December 26, 1950 in Oak Park, IL.

Lifelong active member of Batavia Congregational Church.  Member of the Batavia School Board as well as a substitute teacher  for the school district.  She was a member of the Batavia Historical Society.  Helped top found the Batavia Arboretum where a tree is planted in honor of her son Andrew.  

Ellen is survived by her two children; Donald (Jean) Hamilton and Heather Hamilton, five grandchildren; Madison Hamilton-Dryden, Carsten (Emily) Hamilton, Dante Hamilton-Dryden, Andreas (Jessi) Hamilton, and  Max Hamilton, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband,  William Beye Hamilton, and  her son, Andrew Hubbard Hamilton.

A memorial service will be held  at 2:00 PM on Friday,  October 12, 2018 at the Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL 60510.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Ellen’s name may be made to; The Homestead Benevolent fund, The Justice and Witness Mission of UCC of Batavia and the Batavia Arboritum

For additional information please contact Moss Family Funeral Home at (630) 879-7900 or

Guest Book

  • Charlene M Hinton My condolences to Heather and the entire Hamilton family. I will always remember your Mom as sweet and gentle lady.
  • Becky Hoag I second all that Barbara Kalina said, plus want to say that Ellen was one of my favorite women in town and one I've always greatly admired. She has also been a dear friend & neighbor to my mother, Betty Moorehead. She got a little extra lease on life, and we're all grateful to have had the extra time to have her present in our lives and community.
  • Barbara A. Kalina Bright. Congenial. Effervescent and always welcoming of others. Ellen was a shining star in Batavia's firmament. Alway willing to listen but also to give her well thought out opinions that leaned toward what was good for Batavia and its citizens. I shall miss giving her big hugs, a large part of our connection, and her ever present smile. Batavia will miss her wisdom. We can only hope that enough of it rubbed off on the rest of us to continue making a difference.