Colette J. Hawkins

Colette J. Hawkins, age 85 of Highland, IL, died Wednesday, May 01, 2019, at her residence in Highland, IL.

She was born on August 24, 1933, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Emery and Marjorie (nee Hodge) Wafflard.

On April 03, 1953, she married Robert G. “Bob” Hawkins at First Baptist Church-Highland, IL. He passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Colette was born in Highland and grew up southeast of town in Sebastopol area. After graduating Highland High School in 1951, she worked at Highland Community Schools for 1 year and then stayed home as her children grew. She returned to work in 1971 as a bookkeeper at the School District, retiring in 1991. She and her husband wintered in Alabama and traveled to Italy, Japan, Cuba, and on Alaskan Curises. They lived at Highland Home for several years and after his death she moved to Cedarhurst of Highland about 1 year ago. Quilting was a passion of hers and she belonged to quilting groups in Troy, Mascoutah, and Highland. Colette was last remaining Charter Member of the First Baptist Church of Highland. She was an accomplished pianist, and organist for her church.

Survivors include :
Daughter – Marsha M. (William “Bill”) Ray (twin), Maryville, IL
Daughter – Susan L. (David R.) Potthast (twin), Hartford, WI
Daughter – Rhonda F. (Charles “Chuck”) Williams, Westminster, MD
Grandchild – Joshua G. (Christa) Manwarning, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Emma L. (Dr. Corey) Wagner, St. Louis, MO
Grandchild – Marcus R. (Kristina “Krissy”) Manwarning, St. Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Seth D. (Elizabeth “Beth”) Potthast, Lebanon, OH
Grandchild – Jeanna C. (Paul) Fraser, West Bend, WI
Grandchild – C. Tyson ( wife Melanie Lambert) Williams, Arlington, VT
Grandchild – Jordan L. (Ryan) Zavislak, Catonsville, MD
Step Grandchild – Heather N. (Brian) Tucker, Missionaries in Hayti,
Step Grandchild – Erica K. (Lonnie III) Land, St. Peters, MO
Step Grandchild – Joscelyn M. (Michael) Riegert, Barnhart, MO
Great Grandchildren – Eighteen

She was preceded in death by :
Father – Emery C. Wafflard – Died 6/23/1955
Mother – Marjorie M. Wafflard (nee Hodge) – Died 9/4/1948
Husband – Robert G. “Bob” Hawkins – Died 11/28/2013
Son-in-law – Ricky W. Manwarning – Died 1/9/1998

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, May 05, 2019, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Monday, May 06, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Highland, IL.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 06, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Highland, IL, with Rev. Rob Kirbach officiating.

Interment will be at Gullick Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or Gullick Cemetery.

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