October 28, 1924 - February 7, 2014
Wilma Hawkinson Wilma Gladys Hawkinson passed away at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Nebraska February 7, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was 89 years of age. She was born October 28, 1924 to Harve L. and Emma (Richard) Penn at the Benkelman Hospital. She grew up on a farm east of Parks, Nebraska. She attended and graduated from Parks Schools in 1943. She married Kenneth L.Vernon on August 5, 1945 in Bird City, Kansas. To this union, three daughters were born: Gloria, Avis and Deb. Kenneth passed away in 1952. In 1964, she married Loren T. Hawkinson in Stratton, Nebraska and a son, Dean and a daughter, Glenda joined the family. She and Loren raised the family on a family farm south of Stratton. During her time, she raised her family and worked as a nurse’s aide at several area hospital and nursing homes. She loved her children, adored her 11 grandchildren, and her 19 great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She enjoyed fancy work, of which, her family and friends were the lucky recipients. On any day, she could be found following her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at sporting events, horse shows, dog shows and anywhere else she could hitch a ride to. Loren passed away in 2006. In addition to her husbands, Kenneth in 1953 and Loren in 2006, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Harold Penn and sister-in-law, Naomi Penn. She is survived by her children: Gloria (Melvin) Duvel of Benkelman, Nebraska Avis (Ken) Pierce of Kearney, Nebraska Deb (Larry) Hubl of Trenton, Nebraska Dean (Lisa) Hawkinson of Falcon, Colorado Glenda (John) Shepherd of Trenton, Nebraska Grandchildren: Mardell (Stacy) Duvel of Max, Aimée (Justin) Burch of Hastings, Christina Tollman of North Platte, Melissa (Tracy) Duvel of Max, Chrystal (Michael) Dowling of Lexington, Andrea (Tom) Emmerling of Windsor, CO, Joe (Amber) Hubl of Stratton, Sarah (Randall) Miner of Stratton, Lauren (Troy) McDaniel of Imperial, Emily Hawkinson and Nathan Hawkinson of Falcon, CO. Sister, Dorthy (Everette) Stute of Parks,Ne Brother-in-law, Art (Willa Mae) Hawkinson of Oklahoma Brother-in-law, Hap Vernon of California Many nieces and nephews A Memorial Service will be held Easter Weekend. Cremation with no viewing was her choice. Memorials may be given to the family for designation at a later date. Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com BENKELMAN MEMORIAL CHAPEL IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
Wilma Hawkinson Wilma Gladys Hawkinson passed away at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Nebraska February 7, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was 89 years of age. She was born October 28, 1924 to Harve L. and Emma (Richard)... View Obituary & Service Information
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