2013-06-27 / Obituaries

Gladys B. Hawkins

Gladys B. Hawkins, 90, of 1918S Little Harbor Road, Manistique (Thompson), Mich., died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

She was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Hiawatha Township, the daughter of James and Hazel (Byers) McDermott and attended Manistique area schools.

In 1946, Gladys married Ralph Ansell. Later on Dec. 6, 1969, she married Leslie Middaugh in Manistique. Leslie preceded Gladys in death on Dec. 17, 1977. On Aug. 5, 1986, Gladys then married Earl Hawkins on Mackinac Island. Earl passed away, April 27, 2001.

Gladys was well known throughout the area as the cook at the Thompson School, Three Mile Supper Club and Indian Lake Golf and Country Club.

She enjoyed sewing and crafting for her family and local children. She enjoyed giving to others and knitted mittens, hats and scarves for the annual Christmas mitten tree. She also enjoyed gardening and loved raising chickens.

Gladys is survived by her daughter, Irene (Al) Grimm of Manistique; sons, James (Mary) Ansell of Thompson, and Ralph (friend Gloria) Ansell of Thompson; step-daughters, Shaunna (Brian) Rochefort of Garden, Mich. and Robin (Robert) Logston of Florida; grandchildren, Terri (Craig) Savage, Jason Grimm, Ryan (Dawn) Grimm, Julie (Scott) Malloy, Amber Ansell and Starla Boda; several step-grandchildren; many greatgrandchildren; sister, Ella Wren of Sparta, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, John Schultz; her husbands, Ralph Ansell, Leslie Middaugh and Earl Hawkins; her son, Phillip Boda; and sisters, Bernice Goytoski, Esther Nord and Zelda Still.

Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m., Thursday, June 27, at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. Lunch will follow at Manistique Moose Lodge.

Burial will be at 10 a.m., Friday, June 28, in Thompson Township Cemetery in Thompson.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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