Monday, December 7, 2009

Kathryn Elizabeth Hawkins, 1888-1952

Seymour Herald - 26 June 1952
Katherine Hawkins Dies in Davenport
  Katherine [Kathryn] Hawkins, 64, a resident of Jerome for many years, passed away at the home of her brother, A. F. Hawkins, in Davenport Tuesday evening. Miss Hawkins had been in ill health for some time and had gone to Davenport to be closer to her brothers.
  No arrangements for services had been made at press time but services and burial will be at Jerome. 
  She is survived by a sister, Cadd, of Jerome, three brothers, A. F. and W. E. Hawkins of Davenport and J. H. Hawkins of Kalispell, Mont., and several nieces and nephews.
Unidentified Newspaper Obituary
  Kathryn E. Hawkins, daughter of Mary Belle and William Franklin Hawkins was born in Kansas City, Kansas, September 14, 1888 and after a lingering illness passed away on June 24, 1952 at the home of her brother, A. F. Hawkins, 917 East 6th St., Davenport, Iowa, at the age of 63 years, 9 months and 10 days.
  She moved to Jerome, Iowa, in 1898 where she spent the remainder of her life until failing health made it necessary for her to spend the last few months in the home of her brother.
  She was a member of the Jerome Methodist Church where she was an active worker as long as health permitted. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Seymour Chapter No. 124.
  She lived at home with her parents and was a devoted companion to both.
  Preceding her in death were her parents and two infant brothers. Those left to mourn her passing are one sister, Cadd R. Hawkins, two brothers, Wm. E. and A. F. all of Davenport, Iowa, and one brother, James H. of Kalispell, Montana. Also surviving are three nieces and one nephew; Phyllis of College Park, Maryland, Betty of Independence, Missouri, and Mary and Bill of Davenport, Iowa--all children of W. E. Hawkins. Other near relatives are an aged aunt, Mrs. Emma Ogle of Centerville, Iowa and several cousins, besides a host of friends.
  Funeral services were held at the Jerome Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m., June 28, 1952 with Rev. F. J. Ackman of Centerville Methodist Church officiating assisted by Rev. M. R. Gonzales of the Jerome Church who also was soloist. Mrs. M. R. Gonzalez accompanied him in his rendition of "I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone," "Death is Only a Dream" and "Tarry With Me."
  Burial was in Jerome Cemetery.
Card of Thanks
  We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness during the illness and loss of our loved one.
The Hawkins Families

Gravestone in the Jerome Cemetery
of Kathryn E. & Cadd R. Hawkins

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