September 03, 1947 ‒ April 29, 2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Lenore “Candy” Hawkins, age 67, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born in Detriot, MI, on September 3, 1947 to the late George and Leonora (Paul) Muko.
A 1965 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School, Candy earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from The Ohio State University. In addition to raising her three children, she worked as an adult education career counselor at The Knox County Career Center. Joining Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services in 2002 as the Associate Vice-President of Organizational Development and Education, Candy created innovative programs that enabled hundreds of employees to better their lives professionally and personally. Retiring after 10 years of service, she enjoyed traveling with family and friends, cooking for her family, and spending time at Lake Erie. Candy demonstrated an unwavering positive attitude and was always there to lend an ear and give sound advice. She was a cherished mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Her grandkids were the light of her life. “Nana” always enjoyed planning many fun activities that her grandchildren will remember always. Candy was also an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her children, Bryan (Cheryl) Hawkins of Mount Vernon, Jennifer (Chad) Gooding of Canton, Todd (Kelly) Hawkins of Mount Vernon, and their father, Bruce Hawkins; grandchildren, Jaden, Micah, Noah, Isabella, Carter and Quinn; a sister, Sharon (Gene) Henderson of Elyria; nieces, Erin (Brenden) Astley, Gina (Jeff) Prescott; nephews, George Henderson, Kent (Tonya) Hawkins and Brad Hawkins.
A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 beginning promptly at 10:30 AM at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 100 E. High St. Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Friends may visit from 9 AM till time of service, with The Rev. David Kendall-Sperry officiating. Directly following the service, friends and family may gather at the Mount Vernon Country Club:8927 Martinsburg Rd, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, for food and fellowship from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made in Candy’s name to: American Cancer Society Central Region-Knox: 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017.
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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Lenore “Candy” Hawkins.