Kenneth E. Hawk

Kenneth E. Hawk

CHILLICOTHE: Kenneth E. "Kenny" Hawk, 80, of Chillicothe, died at 2:10am, Wednesday October 31, 2012, in Logan Elm Health Care, Circleville, following an extended illness.

He was born August 20, 1932, in Frankfort, to the late Rueben and Goldie (Harris) Hawk. On November 9, 1953, he married Evelyn E. Pettit, who preceded him in death on May 16, 2012.

Surviving are his children Vicki (Ron) Palmer, of Kingston; Kenneth A. (Kathy) Hawk and John (Carmen) Hawk, all of Chillicothe; five grandchildren, Joie Smith, Tonya, Kenneth, Kelli and Tiffani Hawk; ten great-grandchildren, Payton, Eve, Austin, Aalia, Ashton, Jerod, Kaitlin, Sierra, Brandon and Chase; and two brothers and sisters-in-law Lex (Sue) Hawk and David (Ester) Hawk, all of Chillicothe. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by brothers Rueben, Jr., Clifford and Phillip "Bob" Hawk; and a sister Mary Lou Ott.

Kenny worked as a custodian for the City of Chillicothe and Ross County Commissioners. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1626 and the Eagles, Aerie 600. He enjoyed playing bingo, all card games and pitching horse shoes. The family would like to thank the staff at Logan Elm Health Care for their care and compassion.

At his request, there will be no services. Cremation services are under the direction of Haller Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018; or online at

His online guestbook is available at


Funeral Home

Haller Funeral Home
1661 Western Ave Chillicothe, OH 45601-3827
(740) 702-2149

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Nov. 2, 2012