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Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Tuesday August 1st, 2017
11:00am - 2:00pm

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Kenneth Gordon Hawkins

Kenneth Gordon Hawkins, 76 years young, of Paoli, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on July 28th, 2017 at his residence.

He was born in Orange County, Indiana on October 8th, 1940 to Nolan Hawkins and Opal (Anderson) Hawkins.

Kenny married Linda Kay Boyer on September 11th, 1960 and she preceded him death on August 7th, 2005.  He then married Wanda Kloss, and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Linda and (2) Sisters – Joan Keith and Mary Jean Martin.  

Kenny was a member of the Paoli Christian Church, a graduate of Springs Valley High School Class of 1959 and enjoyed hunting and fishing until he was unable to do so.

He retired from Purdue Farms (Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center) in 2005 after 40 years where he was the Beef Research Leader.

Kenny is survived by:

Wife Wanda Hawkins Paoli, Indiana

(3) Sons David Hawkins (Jerri) English, Indiana
Jeffrey Hawkins (Angie) Virginia Beach, Virginia
Daniel Hawkins French Lick, Indiana

(1) Daughter Christine Hagen (Ron) West Baden Springs, Indiana

(1) Step-son Brian Kloss (Christy) Paoli, Indiana

(8) Grandchildren (7) Great-Grandchildren (3) Step-Grandchildren

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel in French Lick, Indiana. Interment will follow in Cane Creek Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Cane Creek Cemetery, c/o Darwin Beck, 5090 S. County Rd 1175W, French Lick, IN 47432 or Paoli Christian Church, 1700 W. Hospital Road, Paoli, IN 47454.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Dan, Angee & Hawkins family,
Our heart breaks for you.  At times like these there are no words strong enough or hugs tight enough to bring comfort.   Just know that we love you and are praying for you.
May you take comfort in knowing that death is but a doorway.  Your dad isn't gone away from you forever.  He has just gone home to rest with all the family and loved ones who have gone on before him. Imagine his joy in seeing his parents, grandparents and all the others again...Oh the laughter and the hugs!   Laying down his burdens and his worn out body - exchanging it for new... wrapped safely in the arms of our Savior surrounded by the warm light of love & peace... and no doubt will be waiting for you with open arms at the river Jordan when it comes your time to crossover.   Love & Prayers Always.  Ronnie and & Gayla Christie

Gayla & Ronnie Christie Jul 31 2017 12:00 AM