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Glenna "Jo" (Garlow) Hawthorne

1929 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Glenna "Jo" (Garlow) Hawthorne Obituary
Jo Hawthorne, 82, passed away Wednesday, February 23 at Kadlec Hospital in Richland, Washington after a 3-year struggle with pulmonary fibrosis with her 3 children at her side.

Jo was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on February 16, 1929 to Clyde and Bea Garlow. When she was six years old they moved to Elkins, West Virginia, where she lived and attended school. In 1944, with her family, she moved to Ellensburg, Washington, where she met and fell in love with John Hawthorne. They were married on February 14th, 1948 and farmed in the Woldale area on Reecer Creek Road, until John passed away on February 3, 1976 at age 52. Jo later sold the farm in 1984 and moved to Ellensburg. Jo sold Avon for 18 years, was hostess at Perkins Restaurant for 5 years and worked at Berry's department store for 10 years as manager in the children's department. After retiring in 1992, she moved to the Tri-Cities to be closer to her daughters.

Jo is survived by; her three children Dan (Sherry) Hawthorne, Vancouver, Washington, Carol (Larry) Henifin and Cindy Chapton, both of Richland, Washington; five grandchildren, Jennifer Chapton, John Henifin, Alana Henifin, Bryant Hawthorne and Kallen Hawthorne Gatherer; brother, Eugene (Polly) Garlow, Beckley, West Virginia; nephews, Steven and Kevin Garlow, Beckley, West Virginia; nieces, Patty Whitman, Seattle and Susan (Jim) Hanson, Ellensburg; Jo's Very Special friend Vince Graaff, Ellensburg.

Proceeding her in death are; her beloved husband John, parents Clyde and Bea Garlow, in laws, Bert and Clara Hawthorne and Marge and Bill Nevins.

In lieu of flowers, send memorials to the Lung Association or any of your choice.

Viewing will be held at Affordable Funeral Care, Friday, February 25th at 5 to 7 pm. Celebration of her life will be held Saturday, February 26th at 2 pm, Chestnut Street Baptist Church, with burial to follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Published in Daily Record from Feb. 23 to Mar. 2, 2011
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