Helen "Blondie" Hawkins

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Helen "Blondie" Hawkins, 85, died at 12:10 a.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 14, 1928, in Athens, Ill., to Everett and Myrtle Roberts Powell. She married Paul Hawkins and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2010.

She is survived by eight grandchildren: Angela (Jeff) Antonacci, Tony and Troy Cirillo, Troy, Brian, Rick and Cole Hibbs and Charlene Gowins; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Delbert and George Powell; and her feline companions, Riley and Sissy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Sharon E. Cirillo; and two sons, Everett Lee and Clarence Michael Hibbs.

Helen worked in the Cafeteria at St. Joseph's Home for 20 years.

Visitation: 9-10 a.m., Monday, March 31, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 10 a.m., Monday, March 31, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home, Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Animal Protective League.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Mar. 28, 2014