Shirley Hawkins, 71, Fort Wayne and a former longtime resident of Decatur, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in the Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
Shirley was born Wednesday, April 22, 1942, in Hutchinson, Kans., the daughter of the late Earl and Dolly (Jennings) Green. She married the late Charles Hawkins April 1, 1972, in Great Bend, Kans.; he passed away Dec. 4, 2000.
Shirley was a member of the Decatur Church of God, where she had been the past Sunday school secretary, member of the choir and a Sunday school teacher. Shirley was a 1960 graduate of Buhler Rural High in Buhler, Kans.
Shirley retired May of 2004 from the Fort Wayne State Developmental Center after 20 years of service.
Surviving are her son, Dale (Heather) Hawkins of Lafayette; two brothers, Carl Green of Hutchinson and Larry Green of Turon, Kans.; and two granddaughters, Shelby Lynn and Sara Beth Hawkins, both of Lafayette.
Preceding Shirley in death was a brother, Charles Green, and a sister, Donna Starks.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday iat Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, with Rev. Sandy Hildebrand officiating. Burial will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Friends will be received from 12-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Huntington's Disease Society of America.