Born 2-4-1942 -- Died 9-3-2007
Kathryn Joyce Hawkins, 65, died at 2:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Blackford Community Hospital in Hartford City, Ind.
She was born on Feb. 4, 1942, in Williford, Ark., the daughter of the late Edgar Yates and the late Leatha (Hill) Yates.
Kathryn married Mack Von Hawkins Jan. 7, 1958, in Williford, Ark.
She moved to Blackford County in 1970 from Arkansas. Kathryn retired from General Tire in Marion, Ind., in 1990 after 25 years of service.
She was a member of the Upland Church of the Nazarene in Upland, IN. Kathryn was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and she loved gardening and planting flowers.
She is survived by: her husband, Mack Von Hawkins of Hartford City; a daughter Pamela A. Wright of Hartford City; son Daniel Lee (wife, Brenda K.) Hawkins of Muncie; eight grandchildren, Caleb S. Townsend, Brooke Hawkins, Tristan C.J. Townsend, Cheyenne Town-send, Braiden C. V. Wright, Ashley K. Watters and Daegan Dakota Hawkins; sisters, Billie Fuller of Hardy, Ark.; Sharon Eversoll of Glencoe, Ark.; Shelia Pittman of Dover, Ark.; brothers, Burlin Yates of Holland, Mich.; Jack Yates of Ash Flat, Ark.; Charles "Bill" Yates of Marion; Jearl Yates of Hardy; Jim Yates of Hardy; Ricky Yates of Hardy; John Yates of Denver, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by: her parents; a half-sister, Lucille Busby; and a half-brother, Jernigan Yates.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Upland Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Rosemary Robertson of the Upland Church of the Nazarene officiating.
Interment followed at Hartford City Cemetery in Hartford City, Ind.
Memorials may be made to Tri Kappa Cancer Fund, 531 West Franklin Street, Hartford City, IN 47348.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.keplingerfuneralhome. com.