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Mary Ann Hawkins

November 1, 1935 January 29, 2019
Mary Ann Hawkins
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Obituary for Mary Ann Hawkins

Mary Ann Hawkins was born to Adolf and Agnes Wesely November 1st, 1935, on their family farm south of Cedar Bluffs, NE. She passed away January 29th, 2019 at Heritage Legacy Assisted Living in Omaha, NE at the age of 83.

Attending grade school at a nearby country school, she graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School. She then attended Midland College where she met her husband Swede Hawkins. They married June 4th, 1955. After finishing school in Fremont, they moved to Creighton, NE for 8 years. While in Creighton Mary Ann substitute taught and was involved with Campfire Girls.

They moved to Oakland, NE in 1965. She was a busy homemaker and was involved with the United Methodist Church as a piano player, church secretary, summer Bible school teacher and helped with funeral receptions. For many years she worked as an election poll worker, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, was involved in the Cub Scouts, and taught preschool.

She had a love for painting; she won best of show several times and helped paint the original Swedish signs in Oakland.

Mary Ann and Swede enjoyed their later years exploring the 50 states, visiting National Parks, the Czech Republic and enjoying their ever-growing family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sibling Marvin Wesely, husband Swede Hawkins and followed in death by her brother Elden.

She is survived by their five children; Kirk (Gail) Hawkins, Carol (Dave) Krick, Robin Hawkins, Lee Anne (Brad) Simpson, and Spencer (Laura) Hawkins all of Omaha; one brother Bob; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Memorial Visitation




6:00 PM 2/8/2019 6:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 2/8/2019 7:30:00 PM
First United Methodist Church, Oakland

113 N. Oakland Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045

Family will be receiving friends.

First United Methodist Church, Oakland
113 N. Oakland Avenue Oakland 68045 NE
United States

Memorial Service




10:00 AM 2/9/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

105 6th Street
Uehling, NE 68063

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
105 6th Street Uehling 68063 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

In lieu of flowers

A donation to the Oakland Public Library or the First United Methodist Church in Oakland would be appreciated.

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