In Memory of Josephine "Jose" M. Hampton

Josephine "Jose" M.  Hampton
Josephine "Jose" M. Hampton
Born: August 10, 1936
Died: October 15, 2018
Age: 82
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Josephine "Jose" M. Hampton
August 10, 1936 - October 15, 2018
From: Ida Grove, IA

Josephine “Jose” M. Hampton, age 82, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Salcido and Rev. Neil Wehmas will officiate with Committal Services following in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 22, 2018, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Josephine “Jose” Margaret Hampton, the daughter of William and Gladys Waller, was born August 10, 1936, in Luton, England. Jose grew up and received her education in England. She met the love of her life, Conrad Hampton, while he was stationed in England serving in the U.S. Air Force. 

On August 18, 1954, Jose and Conrad were united in marriage. The couple were blessed with eight children: Lisa, Krista, Carol, Michael, Mark, Greg, Phillip and Scott. The family made their home in various places before settling in Ida Grove, IA. Jose was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She relished spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She enjoyed watching and cheering on the Chicago Cubs and the Green Bay Packers.

Jose was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church where she was active in teaching Sunday school and the bell choir. For 35 years, she served as a volunteer on the Ida Grove ambulance crew. Prior to her retirement, Jose was employed at the Horn Memorial Hospital for 40 years working her way up to CS Manager.

Left to cherish her memory include her children Lisa (David) Urffer of Atlanta, GA, Krista (Marc) Kollbaum of St. Louis, MO, Carol (Ron) Bresnahan of Ida Grove, IA, Michael Hampton of Ames, IA, Mark Hampton of Red Oak, IA, Greg Hampton of Ponca City, OK and Phillip (Leticia) Hampton of West Covina, CA; 11 grandchildren: Alexander, Christopher (Beth), Devin, Drew (Katie), Todd (Angie), Heidi (Bart), Katie and Kyle; 6 great-grandchildren: Evelyn, Hattie, Avery, Gage, Christian and Ellie; special friends Jeff Hewitt, Sheri Shrank and Megan Clark; extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Gladys Waller; husband Conrad Hampton; son Scott Hampton; grandson Justin Bresnahan; sister Mary.



10:30 a.m., Tuesday
October 23, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Richard A. Salcido
Rev. Neil Wehmas


Alexander Urffer
Christopher Kollbaum
Devin Bresnahan
Drew Bresnahan
Katie Wehunt
Kyle Hampton

Honorary Pallbearers
Lois Wendel
Jean Lancaster
Pam Shever
Diane Paulson
Jerri Downs
Shirley Paulson Bremer


5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monday
October 22, 2018
Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


"Amazing Grace" 
"In the Garden" ~ solo
"The Lord's Prayer" ~ solo
"For All The Saints"

Geraldine Dankert, Organist
Trisha Hoffman, Vocalist
Todd Kollbaum, Vocalist


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 11:44 AM
“Josie was a very sweet lady. I played in the bell choir for many years with her. I enjoyed our conversations over the years. Blessings to all of you during this difficult time. ”
- Marsha Kjar
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:34 AM
“Carol, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a super lady.”
- Sue Smith
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:12 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. Josie was so kind to everyone she knew. She will be truly missed. ”
- Sue Birocci
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