Vera Mae Hawkey, age 76, of Watson, Illinois passed away at 11:26 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at her home peacefully surrounded by family.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 28, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, Illinois. Judy Poe will be officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 28, 2015 at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, Illinois. Burial will be at Keen’s Chapel Cemetery in Larkinsburg Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Home Care and Hospice Southern Illinois or donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at
Vera was born on October 29, 1939, the daughter of Victor and Marie (Smith) Dorn in Jasper County, Illinois. She married Rolland Keith Hawkey on October 23, 1957 in Corinth, MS. She worked at Fedders and World Color Press for several years. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, jig-saw and word search puzzles, traveling, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Rolland Hawkey of Watson, Illinois; two daughters, Diane Aukamp (husband Denny) of Pensacola, Florida and Paula McKay (husband Alan) of Springfield, Illinois; three brothers, Leon Dorn of Illinois, Ed Dorn (wife Donna) of Gyla, Illinois, Donny Dorn of Dieterich, Illinois; sister, Barbara of Newton, Illinois; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Marie Dorn and one brother, Charles “Butch” Dorn.