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Debra Jean Hawkins, 66, Arcadia, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at her home. She was born Sept. 17, 1950, at Vandalia, Illinois, to Wayne Meredith and Hazel (Dalton) Hornbeck. They preceded her in death.
She was a graduate of Western High School near Kokomo with the Class of 1968 and married Eric Hawkins that same year. Debra loved her role as wife, mother and grandmother. She also enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, watching and feeding the birds, and gardening. She was a talented floral arranger and musician. She performed publicly, playing the accordion and piano and many attested that she was a very gifted soloist.
Surviving her are her husband, Eric Hawkins; son, Jerrale (Maki) Hawkins, Cicero; daughter, Melanie Ann (Trampess) Engle, Cicero; brother, David Wayne Hornbeck, Rochester; sister, Rebecca Ann Willis, Flora; and the following grandchildren, Ashleigh Engle, Levi Robert Engle, Riley Elizabeth Engle, Brook Ann Hawkins and Boyce Michel Hawkins.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 W. Jackson St., Cicero, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Go Fund Me-Angels for John John. You may send condolences at www.hartleyfuneralhomes.com.
Published on July 14, 2017
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