Ruth I. Hawkins

July 16, 1914 ‒ January 16, 2002

Fredericktown, Ohio

Ruth I. Hawkins, age 87, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday January 16, 2002 at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon. Ruth was born July 16, 1914 in Knox County to William and Annabelle (Enfield) Shira and had spent her lifetime in the Knox County area. She had been an employee of the former Rudin’s Department Store in Mount Vernon. Ruth at one time was a member of the Golden Gossip Card Club in Lock.

Surviving are her daughter Anita Johnston of Mount Vernon, her son Gary (Linda) Hawkins of Eaton; 2 step grandsons Robert Kinghorn Jr. of Sidney and Scott Kinghorn of Chicago; her brother Alva Shira of Cleveland; 3 sisters Mary Merriman and Geraldine Yoakam both of Mount Vernon and Dorotha Zolman of Fredericktown; special in laws Margaret and Louis Paulsen of Claremore, Oklahoma; and her canine friend “Piper”. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters.

Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 PM at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where funeral services will be Saturday at 11 AM. Burial will be in Lock Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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