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Obituaries

Agnes Patricia Hawthorne, age 94 of Hastings, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at Woodlawn Meadows in Hastings.

 

Agnes was born on January 21, 1923, at home in Wayland, Michigan, the daughter of Andrew and Anna (Kursak) Mlynarchek. She attended the Robbins School in Barry County. Agnes married Ralph Hawthorne on October 21, 1948 and they were happily married for 63 years.

 

She worked as an Assembler at Lear/Kessler in Grand Rapids, MI for many years. Agnes was a member of St. Rose Church, and enjoyed spending time with family, watching wildlife out her windows, and gardening in her flowers.

 

Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Anna Mlynarchek, husband, Ralph Hawthorne, infant daughter, Sandra Hawthorne, brothers, Andrew, Joseph, Chuck, and Frank Mlynarchek, sisters, Ann Hastid, Mary Cigler, Sister Diana (Mildred) Mlynarchek , and Helen Napper.

 

Agnes is survived by her son, Marty (Robin) Hawthorne, daughters, Kathleen (Jerry) Lenz and Susan (Ralph) Ford, 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, siblings: Dorothy Tolan, Celia Cisler, Edward Mlynarchek and Frances Mlynarchek, and several nieces and nephews.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Rose School, 805 S. Jefferson St., Hastings, MI 49058.

 

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:00 am at the St. Rose Church, 805 S. Jefferson St., Hastings, MI. Friends and family may gather one hour prior to service time from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, also at the church.

 

Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings. To leave an online condolence, visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net

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