May 4, 1942 ~ July 10, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Sharon “Sherry” Marie Greep Hamilton, 78, of Owensboro went to be with the Lord, Friday July 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by family. She was born in Owensboro on May 4, 1942 to the late Malcolm and Mildred Wall Greep.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Matthew Greep Hamilton and her great-grandson, Grayson Aaron Oost.

Over her lifetime she was employed by Wyndalls’ Enterprises as a bookkeeper as well as a receptionist at WVJS/WSTO where her father Malcolm Greep was a co-founder. She was in many commercials and was an extra in the movie “The Kentuckian.” She participated in several beauty pageants such as “Miss Praise” and “Miss Movie Mirror”, where she appeared on the cover of “Movie Mirror Magazine” as one of the finalists. She was accepted to Barbizon Modeling Agency and was often told of her resemblance to Elizabeth Taylor. Due to her greatest beauty being her heart, she chose to marry and raise three children that were her life. Her family loved her intelligence, quick wit, piano playing and her amazing fried chicken and gravy. Her favorite past time was spending time and bantering with her family. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ, was baptized in the Christian Church and was one of the original members of Good Shepherd Church.

Sherry is survived by her daughters; Donya Hamilton Menzies (Keith), Lisa Hamilton Kirby (Roger) and the father of her children, Don L. Hamilton; her sister Deborah Greep DeArmond (Karl); her grandchildren, Aaron Oost (Holly Davis), Brandon Oost (Ashley Jones), Shayla Menzies (Matthew Morris) and Skylar Menzies; her great-grandchildren, Dallas Matthew Oost, Brooklyn Rose Oost and Karter Alyvia Owen; her nieces, Julie Rickard (Tim), Karla Parsons (David), and Stephanie Bailey (Bill); and numerous cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Pastor Jim Wells officiating. Burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home. All those who wish to honor and remember Mrs. Hamilton in person at the visitation or service is encouraged to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.


Service: July 15, 2020 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: July 15, 2020 11:00 am - July 15, 2020 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Burial Service:

Elmwood Cemetery
1300 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Donya, I’m so very sorry for your loss, I know you’re hurting an so sad now, there’s nothing like a mother’s love.
    My thoughts an prayers are with you an your family 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻.
    My love to you.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. May all the love & memories you shared give you peace during this difficult time.

  3. Debbie,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your sister. I know the love and memories you shared will live on in your heart forever. Praying for you and all the family.
    Much Love,
    Linda Hatfield

  4. Sherry was a movie star beauty with a smile as warm as the sun. I know she will be deeply missed.
    Love to all of you.

  5. Donya,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of and praying for your entire family.

  6. Donya, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace during this time. Blessings to you always, Lori Baughn

  7. Donya,
    I know how your heart hurts for you Mother. Prayers for you and your entire family thru this very
    difficult time. Love ya! Trina Goodman

  8. Donya, I am so sorry for you loss. Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time.
    Much love,
    Natalie McCaslin

  9. How blessed a life your mother had. I know she meant the world to you, Donya. You and your family are in my thoughts and I pray for all of you. Keep her sweet memories with you always.

  10. Donya,
    I know you hear hurts for your Mother. Praying for you and your entire family thru this difficult time!
    Love ya! Trina Goodman

  11. Donya,
    So sorry for the loss of your mother. Love, hugs and prayers for the whole family.
    Love you my friend
    Cathy Cooper

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