Mt. Vernon Register-News

October 22, 2013

Moneda Hawkins

The Register-News

---- — Moneda Hawkins, 94, of Texico, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at her home.

She was born on April 6, 1919, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Oscar and Cora Ida (Purcell) Chambliss. On Nov. 4, 1938, in Mahomet, she married Jewett Emerson Hawkins, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1986. She attended school in Champaign, St. Joseph and also Climax School. Mrs. Hawkins was a member of Donoho Prairie Christian Church and enjoyed sewing and quilt making.

Mrs. Hawkins is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janice Glee and Ray Simmons of Texico; three grandchildren, J.R. Simmons and wife Darla of Xenia, Clay Simmons and wife Sandy of Shorewood and Gala Smith and husband Shaun of Texico; five great-grandchildren, Alicia Williams, Laken Simmons, Jessica Simmons, Maria Smith and Felisha Smith; and one great-great-grandson, Adrian Mora.

In addition to her husband, Jewett Emerson Hawkins, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, T.O. Chambliss; and two sisters, Vivian Byars and Doris Stirewalt.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hawkins will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with Jonathan Schnautz officiating. Burial will follow at Donoho Prairie Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Harmony Cemetery or to Donoho Prairie Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home or by mail to Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, IL 62830. Online obituary and condolences may be found at