OBITUARY

Leana Renee Hamilton

April 1, 1953July 5, 2018
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Leana Renee (Long) Hamilton, 65, of Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully at home on July 5, 2018 after a courageous cancer fight. Visitation between 5-8pm on Tuesday, July 10th at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204. The services in Clay Center, KS are as follows: visitation will be 5-7 pm on Sunday, July 22nd at the First Presbyterian Church, 602 Clarke Street, Clay Center, KS 67432. The memorial service will be held at 11 am on Monday, July 23rd at First Presbyterian Church, with the Pastor Scott Lingle officiating.

Leana was born April 1, 1953 in Clay Center, Kansas. She graduated from Clay Center Community High School in 1971. She earned her LPN degree in 1981 from Manhattan Area Vocational and graduated from Cloud County Community College with her Nursing degree in 1984; both with perfect GPAs. Leana was a lifelong nurse and nurse supervisor working for Clay County Community Hospital from 1982 to 2009 and Shawnee Mission Medical Center from 2010-2018. She enjoyed providing education to professional nursing and medical staff. She loved mentoring nursing students and graduate students. The only thing Leana treasured more than nursing was her family, especially her grandchildren.

Leana was preceded in death by her husband, David Hamilton, of 31 years; Brother, Lance Long; Father-in-Law, Linn Hamilton and Brother-in-law, Jack Walker. Survivors include her Mother, Margaret (Mike) Swaim; Mother-in-Law, Virginia Hamilton; her children, Vanessa (Brett) Flood and Jon (Jesse) Hamilton; her grandchildren, Riley, Julianna, Tyler and Noah; her sisters, Christina (Jim) Cunningham and Adrian (Greg) Walker-Wurst; and many loved nephews and nieces. She also leaves behind her beloved dog, Isabella Bird. Condolences may be left online at www.mcgilleyhoge.com.

  • FAMILY

  • David Hamilton, Husband
  • Lance Long, Brother
  • Linn Hamilton, Father-In-Law
  • Jack Walker, Brother-In-Law
  • Margaret Swaim and her husband, Mike, Mother
  • Virginia Hamilton, Mother-In-Law
  • Vanessa Flood and her husband, Brett, Daughter
  • Jon Hamilton and his wife, Jesse, Son
  • Christina Cunningham and her husband, Jim, Sister
  • Adrian Walker-Wurst and her husband, Greg, Sister
  • Isabella Bird, Her Beloved Dog
  • Leana is also survived by her grandchildren, Riley, Julianna, Tyler and Noah; and many loved nephews and nieces.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leana Renee Hamilton

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Jesse Hamilton

July 30, 2018

Jesse Hamilton

July 30, 2018

Jesse Hamilton

July 30, 2018

Shane Smith

July 21, 2018

I worked with Leana for many years at Shawnee Mission. She was always a warm, capable, and supportive presence there - just a great lady, great nurse, and great person. God bless you and your family, Leana.

Marla Marshall

July 10, 2018

I LOVED working with Leana some 30 years ago! She always had a smile and an easy laugh. I have thought of her often through the years.
I wish her family strength and peace as they mourn her loss. —-Marla

Otto Marten

July 10, 2018

I graduated in '70 from C-dale and had polite interaction with Lean during high school and I cheerfully recall she took "crap" from no one. In the mid 2000's, my father, having suffered from Alzheimer's, was finally unresponsive in the CC Hospital ICU awaiting his passing. Leana was one of the nurses on call and her compassion and assistance with his last few days were incredibly kind and very real. I'll never forget how she would rub lotion into his hands, very gentle and deliberately - dying should be so peaceful and Leana was all in. I bow in respect to her life well lived, thank you, Leana, for being everyone's friend. (Bill) Otto Marten

Dorie Muzquiz

July 9, 2018

Leanna was my neighbor for 5 years but she was way more than that....She actually saved my life. She was so caring and so intune when one was hurting. That is what made her such a great nurse and friend. One day, She appeared at my door on a rainy morning with no umbrella and handed me something. It was a bottle of perfume with a note attached that said something very wise. She looked me in the eye and said in a serious way , "you're gonna make Dorie...trust me". The perfume was beautifully scented of course, ( she always smelled so good) and the note carried life changing advice. I thanked her months later as we chatted in between our houses in the side yard as we did often, and I told her she had saved my life that day as I had struggled many years with severe depression. Leanna didn't say a much.... She just gave me a hug and patted me hard on my back and said, "Oh Dorie you're too silly and fun, you're not going anywhere little girl". And here I am. I'll never forget Leanna and her giving and kind heart. The world would be a better place if there were more like her. I am glad she came into my world and that I knew her and was her friend. I didn't see her often after I moved but we stayed connected with occasional calls. What a classy lady she was. Love, Dorie Muzquiz and Carly...her old neighbors on Foster. xoxo

Julie Wichtendahl

July 9, 2018

I had the honor of working with Leana at Shawnee Mission Medical Center for several years. Leana always worked hard to do the right thing for our patients. She accepted people for who they were and where they were at in their journey. I loved her generous spirit! My prayers are with all of her family. May she rest in peace!

Julie Hatesohl

July 8, 2018

Nurse Hamilton was so helpful to me as I was starting my career in healthcare and as a leader. She was a great teacher; taught me so much. She always looked out for patients. She is a true nurse; you don't find many like her as much anymore. I always called her Nurse Hamilton; later, I found out my husband, David, also called her Nurse Hamilton. We didn't call her Leana; she was and will always remain Nurse Hamilton. Nurse Hamilton, you will be missed!

Jesse Hamilton

July 8, 2018