Hawks, Helen Ruth 1928-2020

HIAWATHA, Kan. - Helen Ruth Hawks, 91, of rural Hiawatha, died shortly after arrival March 15, 2020, at Mosaic Life Care, in St. Joseph.

Helen Ruth was born at Falls City, Nebraska, Dec. 2, 1928, one of three children born to H.E. and Vertie Lehew Holder.

利众棋牌She attended schools in Missouri and Nebraska, later attended junior and senior years at Hiawatha, graduating with the class of 1947.

利众棋牌She was employed through the years at Bern Meat and Cheese Store, in Hiawatha, for 19 years, Morrill & Janes Bank, Hiawatha, and served as 4-H leader for 10 years.

利众棋牌Mrs. Hawks was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Hiawatha, where she served as treasurer for 20 years, and also taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school.

利众棋牌Helen Ruth was also a very dedicated volunteer with the Gray Ladies of Hiawatha Community Hospital.

On Aug. 14, 1949, Helen Ruth married Dean Hawks, at the First Baptist Church, in Hiawatha.

利众棋牌They lived all of their 62 years of married life on farms west of town.

利众棋牌He died Jan. 23, 2012.

利众棋牌She was also preceded in death by: her parents; a sister, Pauline Parker; and a brother, Vincil Holder.

利众棋牌Survivors include: her three daughters: Cynthia (Doug) Greer, of Savannah, Missouri, Nancy (Dan) Russell, of Fulton, Missouri, and Sharon (Rolland) Fraser, of Carl Junction, Missouri; five grandchildren; three great-granddaughters.

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, a private family service is to be held at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, in Hiawatha, with Jerry Boaz of Topeka, officiating.

利众棋牌Interment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.

利众棋牌Memorials: Gray Lady Volunteers at the Hiawatha Community Hospital, sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 South Seventh St., 66434.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE FORTHCOMING THE WEEKS/MONTHS AHEAD AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED.

利众棋牌 As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.