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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: H. Juanita Hawkinson

  • H. Juanita Hawkinson, 93, of Marquette, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Riverview Estates, Marquette. She was a homemaker.
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  • H. Juanita Hawkinson, 93, of Marquette, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Riverview Estates, Marquette. She was a homemaker.
    Juanita was born on Sept. 10, 1919, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Earl N. and Eunice (Potter) Godfrey. She graduated from high school in Easton. On April 16, 1938, she was united in marriage to Arthur E. Hawkinson in Medford, Okla. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1984.
    She was a member of the Marquette United Methodist Church, Ruth Circle, Q&E Club and Rebekah Lodge.
    Survivors include: sons, Warren Hawkinson and wife, Phyllis, of McPherson, and Earl Hawkinson and wife, Connie, of Wichita; daughters, Ardis Claypool of Marquette, and Linda Decker and husband, Richard, of Pittsfield, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Nola Hawkinson of Marquette; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, son, Gerald “Ted” Hawkinson, son-in-law, Richard Claypool, and granddaughter, Terri Ann Claypool.
    A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Marquette United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Bever officiating. A private inurnment will be at a later date at the Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg.
    Memorial donations may be given to the Marquette United Methodist Church or Riverview Estates in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.
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