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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Gloria Ann (Dimond) Hawkinson obituary

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  • Gloria Ann (Dimond) Hawkinson, 72, of Marquette, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at Riverview Estates in Marquette. 
    Gloria was born on the kitchen table of her parents’ farm in Little River, on April 29, 1939, the daughter of Cecil and Hazel Dimond. She attended Little River schools, graduating from Little River High School.
    A beloved wife and mother, Gloria married Larry Hawkinson on Feb. 22, 1959. She spent the early years of her marriage working at Farmer’s Alliance while her husband attended McPherson College. She continued her career after raising her two children and moving to Idaho with her family, working as a Branch Office Administrator for Edward D. Jones in Caldwell, Idaho.
    Gloria and Larry, the “love of her life,” enjoyed traveling and had the opportunity to visit such places as Hong Kong and Communist China and take a memorable sailing cruise through the Caribbean Islands. She was a constant companion and loving caregiver for her husband as he faced serious health issues and was by his side until he died in 1992. She returned to Marquette to take care of her parents until they passed away.
    Survivors include: her son Kevin Hawkinson and his wife, Stephanie, of Wellesley, Mass.; daughter Kandi Myers of Caldwell, Idaho; sister, Sharon Case and her husband, Kermit, of Louisville, Ky.; brother, Richard Dimond and his wife. Dianne, of Hollywood, Fla., five grandchildren and many other family members and good friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
    A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home in McPherson. Visiting hours will be Sunday, Aug. 7, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the funeral home. She will be buried next to her husband at a private service in Caldwell, Idaho.
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be sent to Riverview Estates, P.O. Box 158, Marquette, KS 67464.

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