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Mary Elizabeth Hawkins

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Mary Elizabeth Hawkins, 91, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away peacefully at her residence in Shoals on September 2, 2010 at 11:45 p.m. Mary was born on July 21, 1919 in Koehler, New Mexico to her parents Louie and Antonia (Butorac) Starkovich. Mary Elizabeth married John Grover Hawkins on January 4, 1947 in Yuma, AX, and he preceded her in death on August 23, 1976. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals, and served faithfully as a member of the Altar Society. She is survived by: One son Bruce Hawkins of Shoals. Five Daughters: Nova Jean Shiavone of Kalamazoo, Michigan Charlotte Poulos of Phoenix, Oregon Beverly Mattingly of Morgantown, Indiana Carol Grace Hawkins-Buschmann of Eureka, CA Mary Ann Bach of Indianapolis, Indiana Nine grandchildren Two sisters Ann Bryan of Raton, New Mexico, and Zora Wheeler of Amarillo, Texas. Preceded in death by parents, husband, two brothers George and Johnny Starkovich, and a son-in-law Albert Schiavone. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals. The family will receive friends from 2:-7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hoosier Uplands Hospice or St. Mary's Catholic Church.

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