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Mary Joanne (Adams) Hawkins

December 21, 1945 — August 9, 2023

Monmouth, Illinois

Mary Joanne Hawkins, 77, of Monmouth, IL passed away at 5:46 pm, Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at Courtyard Estates, Monmouth, IL.

Joanne was born December 21, 1945, in Chariton, IA, the daughter of Leland and Neva Mary (Boozell) Adams.  She was raised and educated in Chariton, IA, graduating from Chariton High School in 1964.

Joanne married Roger Hawkins in Chariton, IA on November 1, 1964, and he died September 25, 2009.

Joanne worked as a custodian at Monmouth College from 1986-2005.  She enjoyed scrapbooking, walking, yoga, swimming and spending time with her grandkids.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Monmouth and the Monmouth VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include her son, David (Erica) Hawkins of Abingdon, IL and daughter Linda (Shane) Jones of Monmouth; her brothers, Donald (Phyllis) Adams of Norwalk, IA, Gene (Tula) Adams of Chariton, IA and Gary Adams of Omaha, NE; 7 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister-in-law, Verla Adams.

Cremation has been accorded.   A celebration of Joanne’s life will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the Monmouth Country Club (1451 3rd Ave, Monmouth, IL 61462 ). A private family burial will take place at Warren County Memorial Park. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association and sent to the funeral home.  McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit,

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Saturday, October 21, 2023

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