Hawkins, Ruth

Ruth Frances Hawkins, 97, of Johnstown, Ohio, died May 16, 2010.

She was born March 1, 1913, in Lenawee County, Mich., the daughter of the late William and Allie (Cotton) Billow. She married Clifford Dale Hawkins on Jan. 21, 1935, in Wauseon, Ohio, and he preceded her in death April 24, 1985.

She graduated from Fayette High School in 1932.

Ruth is survived by two daughters, Jacqualine McGraw of Columbus and Linda Winn of Johnstown; a daughter-in-law, Linda Hawkins of Johnstown; a sister, Mary Suffecool; a brother, Ralph (and Juanita) Billow; a brother-in-law, Donald (and Eva) Hawkins of Hicksville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by a son, Homer William Hawkins on June 23, 2005; two brothers, Wayne and Clair Billow; and two grandchildren.

There was a graveside service May 21 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci, with pastor Daniel Bare officiating.