Catherine “Cathy” J. Hamilton

January 8, 2024

Catherine “Cathy” J. Hamilton, 70, of Frankfort, Ind., passed away January 8, 2024 at IU Health Frankfort Hospital.  She was born on July 4, 1953 in Frankfort to William E. and Roselyn E. (Merrill) Ramsey.  She was previously married to Carl Lane and later married Larry J. Hamilton on October 3, 1997 in New Hope Church and he survives.

Cathy was a 1971 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School and was the Clinton County Auditor for ten years.  She was a member of New Hope Church, where she played piano and was Treasurer.  She was Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee on the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Board and a member and Treasurer of the Airport Authority Board.  Cathy was a wonderful mother and enjoyed cooking and camping, but her greatest love was family and spending time with them – especially her grandchildren.

 Memorial donations may be made in Cathy’s honor to the Health Well Foundation, 200440 Century Blvd. Suite 250, Germantown, MD 20874.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2024 at New Hope Church, 5306 West County Rd. 600 South, Frankfort.  Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort.

Survived by:

Surviving along with her husband: Larry are her Children: Mark (Stacy) Lane of Delphi, IN, Travis (Jessica) Lane of Katy, TX, Wesley (Sherryl) Lane of Ellisville, MO, and Mary Hamilton of Frankfort, IN; Siblings: Jim (Kathy) Ramsey of Rural Frankfort, IN, Jeff (Amber) Ramsey of Rural Frankfort, IN, Robert (Penny) Ramsey of Rural Frankfort, IN, and Julie (Greg) Smith of Rural Frankfort, IN; Grandchildren: Austin Penry, Ashlyn Penry, Mason Lane, Rylee Lane, Hayden Lane, Makenzie Lane, Wyatt Lane, Liam Lane, Finn Lane, and Sawyer Lane.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter: Addyson Penry.


Leave your Condolences

15 Condolences for “Catherine “Cathy” J. Hamilton”

  1. Jessica (Shepard) Arnold January 9, 2024 at 3:52 pm

    Cathy will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful lady and great mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  2. Star Bartelson January 9, 2024 at 6:08 pm

    Larry, Mary and the rest of Cathy’s family:
    My deepest sympathy and prayers during this most difficult time. Cathy was a kind and special person.

  3. Stephanie Powell Drake January 9, 2024 at 7:37 pm

    My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of our sweet classmate, Cathy. She was kind and friendly and will always be remembered by those of us who were blessed to know her.

  4. Mark Goodnight January 9, 2024 at 11:40 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you from the Goodnights, Mark and Tina.

  5. Lynn Hale January 10, 2024 at 8:52 am

    To Mark, Wes and Travis…I am so sorry for your loss!
    Cathy was a very sweet and lovely lady and she loved her family! She was a great mom to you boys! She loved you with her whole heart !
    Sorry I can’t be there to tell her good bye but wanted you all to know that you’re in my thoughts, heart and prayers!
    She willl be watching over you until you are with her again!
    Love you all
    Lynn Hale (Bowen)

  6. Fred Heavilon Jr January 10, 2024 at 10:48 am

    Incredibly sad. I Pray that Cathy’s family and friends find peace and comfort.

  7. Susie Plunkitt January 10, 2024 at 3:29 pm

    What a lovely lady and wonderful to work with. So sorry for the loss to all the familiy.

  8. Pam Presley Roy January 11, 2024 at 5:20 pm

    My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this sad time. Cathy was a sweet friend in high school , and I know she will be missed.

  9. Robert Prater January 13, 2024 at 9:27 am

    Deepest condolences for your loss. Praying that you are all able to find Peace and Comfort in this most trying of times.

  10. Phil Ramsey January 14, 2024 at 9:25 am

    A nicer person I never met. Cathy projected a quiet strngth and dignity as she traversed the landscape of life that made me glad when I saw her or knew I was going to. What an inspiring lady. I will never forget her determination to live and not yield during her final days. Your rest is truly earned Cathy. May peace come quickly to those who knew and loved her. This one is going to hurt a long time.

  11. Cindy Essex Neer January 14, 2024 at 11:20 am

    I am very sorry for your loss. If the weather was better my husband and I were planning on driving down from Granger Indiana to pay our respects. Cathy was a classmate and a friend. She was my first friend when we moved to Clinton County. She was beautiful inside and outside! God bless her family

  12. Steve Suter January 15, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    Larry, we are so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. Praying for you and your family.
    Steve and Trish Suter

  13. John Rutan January 19, 2024 at 3:42 pm

    We are sharing our deepest condolences to the family of Cathy. May your faith protect you and guide you through this difficult time in your lives. It is no mystery why she will be missed by so many. She loved you all and devoted her life to each and every one of you, because you were so special in her life. We hope each and every one of you can find peace in your hearts knowing that she is finally at rest in the arms of our Lord Jesus.

  14. Barbara Sellers January 29, 2024 at 9:21 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all

  15. Philip Walters June 16, 2024 at 5:12 pm

    So sorry to learn of the passing of Cathy. She was a friend along with her brother Jim. She grew up on the farm my parents owned (Raymond and Ruth Walters), the same farm I grew up on. The Ramsey family members, inluding William, Paul Lee and dad Bill and mom Orpha, were always so special to me as a kid at JHS. I last visited with Cathy at 2015 JHS reunion, so very bright and sweet as usual.

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