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Shirley Hawkey

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Hawkey, Shirley Marie

Shirley Marie Hawkey, age 69, of Oshkosh, WI. passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013, at 10:00 p.m. from a lung disease. She was born on March 11, 1943, in Lee County Virginia, to the late Arthur Marion Seals and Opal (Littrell) Seals- Evans. Survivors include her children, Deborah A."CB" Hoskins and Sally Josephson of Oshkosh, WI; Kevin A. and Teresa Hoskins of Farmers, TX; Timothy C. Hoskins of London, Ky; Vincent D. Hoskins of Franklin; Travis L. Hoskins; 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law Jack and Sandy Seals of Celina, Ohio; Ronnie and Connie Seals of Celina; Larry and Peggy Seals of Sattillo, TX; John and Rebecca Seals of Wapakoneta; and her sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Carl Pugh of Celina.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepfather, Delford Evans and two brothers, Gary Seals and Dennis Seals.

Doctors didn't know how she got this disease and had no cure. Her daughter and her youngest son were at her bedside right up to the end. Her dear friend, Paula had just left her bedside.

Shirley was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary #70 in Oshkosh, WI. She was a member under her veteran daughter's name who at the time of her death was the commander of the American Legion Post #70. Shirley loved to sew for friends and family. She had her sewing machine in her room at Eden Meadows Rehab Center and now her sister will enjoy it. She enjoyed her family and friends and taking trips to visit them. She was just with all of her children and her first husband A. C. Hoskins in Kentucky on October 26, 2012, for a family gathering. She so much enjoyed this trip with her daughter. She loved playing cards, board games, reading books and cross word puzzles. She loved her Country and Blue Grass Music.

Shirley donated her body to Science, Science She wanted to help find a cure for this disease and anything that could help someone else. She will be missed by her family and friends all over the United States. A memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 5, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church in Celina, with Rev. Dave Dennis officiating. Burial of will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, Ohio. Friends may gather 1 hour before services at the Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army in Shirley's memory. The Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina will be handling arrangements and condolences may be made at

Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on June 25, 2013