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Rita Hawkins, 93

Rita (Meisman) Hawkins of Hamersville, Ohio, born June 12, 1925, entered into heaven on June 25, 2018 at the age of 93. The daughter of the late Henry and Helena (Bickers) Meisman, also preceded in death by granddaughter Marjorie L. Hawkins; brothers, Albert, Paul and Vincent Meisman; sisters, Helen Vornberger and Margaret Fahrmeier; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles E. and Mae (Lillich) Hawkins; and step-grandsons, Scott Tyree and Jonathan Gee.

She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years Charles A. Hawkins; sons, Carl (Kathleen) Hawkins, George (Karen) Hawkins, Steve (Sharon) Hawkins, and Leonard (Lori) Hawkins; daughters, Karen (Rick) Denman, Lois (Lloyd) Richendollar and Mary (Randy) Hiler; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and sister-in-law Ruth Gibbons.

Her Mass of Christian Burial with celebrant Father Dohrman Byers will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Saint Peter Catholic Church, 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Ohio at 12 noon. Visitation will be held prior to funeral at the church from 10 AM to 12 PM. Burial will follow mass at Saint Peter Cemetery, New Richmond Ohio. E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, New Richmond serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint George Elevator Fund, 6647 Van Buren Street, Georgetown, OH 45121, on behalf of Charles and Rita Hawkins family. www.ecnurre.com