Mary Lou Hawkins, 71, of Middleport, Ohio, passed away on September 25, 2012. She was born on December 11, 1940, in Pomeroy, Ohio, daughter of the late Lawrence Homer Smith and Dorothy Boyer. She was a member of the Hope Baptist Church in Middleport.
Mrs. Hawkins was employed by Meigs Local Schools for twenty years, first as a janitor, then librarian, and finally as a teacher’s aid. She was the second person from Meigs County to be inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame in 2005.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-four years, Eugene Hawkins; children, Regina (Mark) Simpson and Ronald (Francis) Hawkins; grandchildren, Joshua Simpson, Tiffany Simpson, Cindy (Eric) Cisco, Michael Hawkins and Matthew Hawkins; great-grandchildren, Walker and Cooper Cisco, Jayda and Dalton Hawkins; brothers, James Smith and James (Debbie) Boyer; sister, Linda (Donald) McDade; special friends, Rita Buckley and teachers of Middleport Elementary; special doctor, Dr. Robert Tayengco; and special nurse, Tonya Carpenter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Triplett; and step-father, Ed Boyer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport with Pastor Gary Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.