Ruth Virginia Hawkins
August 3, 1918 - November 21, 2012
Ruth Virginia Hawkins, age 94 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the La Plata Nursing Home.
Born August 3, 1918 in Brunswick, Missouri, she was the daughter of James Pearl and Emma Florence (Syler) Richardson. On April 22, 1939 in Brunswick, Missouri she married Harold William Hawkins who preceded her in death on June 13, 1996.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Darell Duane and Paul Richardson; one sister, Marjorie Henning; and one granddaughter, Dawn Michele Hawkins.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Marjorie Hawkins of Anderson, California and Keith and JoAnn Hawkins of Federal Way, Washington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janis and Tom Mitten of La Plata, Missouri and Beth and Jerald Mason of Rocheport, Missouri; one brother, J.P. Richardson of Brunswick, Missouri; one sister, Ruby Kuhler of Brunswick, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Jeff Hawkins, Steve Mason, Paula Weeks, Richard Mitten, Gina Wyant, Aaron Hawkins, and Robin Hawkins; five great grandchildren, Haydon Wyant, Ethan Mitten, Lauren Mitten, Jackson Weeks, and Keira Weeks; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ruth was a graduate of Brunswick High School. She had lived most all of her adult life on the farm west of La Plata, Missouri. She was a member of the L.N.C., La Plata Garden Club, and a charter member of the Siebert Club. Ruth was also a member of the La Plata Christian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the La Plata Christian Church in La Plata, Missouri. Officiating will be Pastor John Davison. Burial will be in the La Plata Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, and honorary pallbearers will be her great grandsons.
Visitation will be Tuesday, November 27, 2012 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri.
Memorials in memory of Ruth Virginia Hawkins may be made to La Plata Christian Church or to the La Plata Nursing Home. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.