Karen Kay Hawkins, 68, of Clinton, IL passed away 9:02 A.M. April 16, 2019 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.


A time to celebrate Karen’s life will be 11 AM, Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Assembly of God Church, Clinton, IL with Pastor Dan Bell and Pastor Nick Blacklidge officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to Assembly of God Church.


Karen was born December 7, 1950 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Charles “Ralph” and Roberta “Bert” (Burris) Altes. She married Harry H. Hawkins, April 13, 1979 in Clinton, IL.


Survivors include her husband, Harry H. Hawkins, Clinton, IL, children, Tisha (Brian) Griffin, Clinton, IL; Robert H. (Tomeco) Hawkins, Clinton, IL, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, brothers, Robert (Darlene) Altes, Chatham, IL and Richard L. (Zenda) Altes, Weldon, IL.


She was preceded by her parents, 1 brother, Charles R. “Inky” Altes and 1 grandson, Tre Hawkins.


Karen was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Clinton, IL. She was a weight watchers’ leader for 25 years. Most of all she loved and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


The family would like to give a special “Thank you” to Hospice Compassus for their wonderful care during this difficult time.


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