Sister Kate Hawthorne

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Sister Kate Hawthorne, Daoist nun, religious scholar, flea marketer, citizen of the world, passed on the morning of Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

"The world is so full of a number of things. I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings-" Robert Louis Stevenson.

Sister Kate was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Minnesota to Fred Bowman and Dorothy Flanagan. She took vows in 1982. Her blessing: "May all beings be happy! May all be healthy and holy! May all prosper in the spirit, and enjoy long life!"

She is survived by a daughter, Jeannie Hawthorne Samdani; two sons, Remy Simpson and Gregory Harold Simpson; two granddaughters, Mahassen Godar and Sumayah Godar; and one grandson, Raslan Godar.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Rineyville Elementary School.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Apr. 19, 2013
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