Remembering Dustin......

Today, Tomorrow & Always

"He Only Took My Hand"

Last night while I was trying to sleep,
My son's voice I did hear,
I opened my eyes and looked around,
But he did not appear.
He said "Mom, you've got to listen,
You've got to understand,
God didn't take me from you, mom,
He only took my hand."

When I called out in pain that day,
The moment that I died,
He reached down and took my hand,
And pulled me to his side.

He pulled me up and saved me
From the misery and pain.
My body was hurt so badly,
I could never be the same.
My search is really over now,
I've found happiness within,
All the answers to my empty dreams
And all that might have been.

I love you all and miss you so,
And I'll always be nearby.
My body's gone forever,
But my spirit will never die.
And so, you must all go on now,
And live, and understand...
God did not take me from you,
He only took my hand.

Author Unknown

Something couldn't give you this much pain,
If first, it hadn't brought you that much joy.




Dustin Glen Hamilton

1986 - 2001

Dustin Glen Hamilton, 14, Chanute, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at the KU Medical Center from injuries following a truck
accident near Hiawatha.

He was born August 9, 1986, in Chanute, the son of Tobey Barnhart and Angela Hamilton.

He grew up in Chanute and
would have been a sophomore at
Chanute High School in the fall. He was a member of the CHS golf team.

He is survived by his father,
Tobey Barnhart, Hiawatha; his mother, Angela Hodges, Chanute; two brothers, Tray Hodges, Chanute, and Tobey Barnhart, Jr., Hiawatha; two sisters, Casie Barnhart and Kaliegh Barnhart, both of Hiawatha; a stepsister,
Tyrenia Hodges, Arkansas;
grandparents, Linda and Ed
Barber and Duane Hamilton,
all of Iola, and Donna and
Marvin Barnhart, Hiawatha.

He was preceded in death by a
step-father, Don Hodges.

Services were at 2 pm.
Wednesday, July 11, at the First Christian Church, Chanute, led by the Rev. David Jenkins. Burial is at Highland Cemetary, Iola, KS

Waugh-Yokum & Friskel
Memorial Chapel, Iola, were in charge of arrangements.