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Judith L. Hawkins Judith L. Hawkins
(November 19, 1939 - February 21, 2012)

Judith L. Hawkins, age 72, passed away on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg, Indiana. She was born in Elkhart, IN on November 19, 1939 to Paul and M. Juanita (Gerhart) Elder. Judith was a 1958 graduate of Elkhart Central High School in Elkhart, IN . She continued her studies eventually becoming a registered nurse. On May 26, 1988 Judith married Michael Hawkins and he survives in Tipton. She retired in 1998 after 24 years of nursing, and serving as office manager in a private practice clinic. Judith was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Tipton, and in her spare time she enjoyed her church, crossword puzzles, singing and was an avid reader. Judith is survived by her husband Michael, four daughters; Sally and husband Roger Key of New Albany, IN, Sheri Rough of Clarksville, IN, Lisa and husband Mike Bono of Newburgh, IN, Debi and husband Jeff Click of Carmel, IN along with her grandchildren; RJ Key, Ryan Key, Annie Bono, and Julia Click. A great grandchild, Shelby Key also survives. Other survivors include her siblings; Bob Elder of Michigan, Mike Elder of Indiana, Gordy Elder of California, Linda Williamson of Georgia, Sue Edington of Indiana, and Larry Elder of Alabama. Judith was preceded in death by her parents. The family will receive friends on Sunday February 26, 2012 from 2-4 PM at the Trinity Wesleyan Church located at 3021 West State Road 28 in Tipton. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Monday February 27, 2012 with calling one hour prior to services at the church. Pastor Doug Slack will be officiating. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Trinity Wesleyan Church. Donation envelopes will be available at the church.