The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 1, 2013

Floya Hawkins

CHANA, Ill. — Floya Don Trout Hawkins, age 85, passed away at home July 29, 2013, after a long illness.

Floya Don was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Lamar, Mo., to the late Lawrence E. Trout and Alta Rose Brown Trout. She was one of 13 children. Floya Don graduated from Lamar High School in 1945.

She married Mason Richard Hawkins on June 26, 1948.

She was an avid spinner, knitter and weaver. She was a member of Four Seasons Spinners and Dyers as well as Illinois Prairie Spinners for many years. She enjoyed raising her own wool to spin into yarn for her many sweater and sock projects. Floya Don also enjoyed genealogy and gardening.

Floya is survived by her daughter, Floya Lynn Hawkins, Chana; sons, Don (Lori) Hawkins, Sycamore, Ill., and Richard (Vicki) Hawkins, Orange Park, Fla.; grandchildren, Garret, Marley, Katelynn, Allison, Chloe and Gigi; and one sister, Nellie Henson, Sacramento, Calif. Floya was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, five sisters and six brothers.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday evening, Aug. 2, at Daniel Funeral Home. Graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Lake Cemetery.

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