Marjorie Elaine Hawkinson

  • Born: January 16, 1923
  • Died: May 15, 2013
  • Location: McPherson, Kansas

Stockham Family Funeral Home

205 N Chestnut
McPherson, KS 67460
Tel. (620) 241-2442

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marjorie Elaine Hawkinson, 90, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Sterling House, McPherson. She was a homemaker and also had worked as an office clerk at the McPherson County Courthouse and was a Real Estate Agent.

She was born on January 16, 1923, in McPherson, KS, the daughter of Harry A. and Gladys (Cunningham) Ek. On October 4, 1941, Marjorie was united in marriage to August Eugene "Gene" Hawkinson at the New Gottland Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2002.

Marjorie was a member of the New Gottland Lutheran Church and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #24. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing, knitting, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include: daughter, Sherry Truesdell and husband, Delbert, of Hutchinson, KS; three grandchildren, Martin Peterson and wife, Laura, Michael Peterson and wife, Christina, and Lance Truesdell and wife, Cyndi; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Phyllis Jeanne Darling, brother, Galen Ek, sisters, Phyllis Marie Shoemaker, Bonnie Mogenson, and Eula Lee Ek, and grandson, Anthony "Tony" Peterson.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, May 20, 2013, at the New Gottland Lutheran Church with Rev. Harry Grinstad officiating. Burial will follow at the New Gottland Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the New Gottland Lutheran Church Building Fund in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We will miss a fun and loving aunt.

Posted by Bob Hawkinson - Wichita, KS - nephew   May 20, 2013


As a child I spent most every summer in Kansas on the farm five miles due north of Galva Kansas with my grandma Marge and grandpa Gene Hawkinson. What I learned from these two people about life, love and relationships I still use today. Grandma would tell me stories about her tough times as a child living though the Great Depression and hard time and sacrifices made during WW2. She taught me how to be frugal with your money and how to stretch a dime. She also taught me how to grow a garden, catch a big mouth bass, the art of canning vegetables and making jellies out wild sand plums and apricots. She taught me how hard work can pay off by making me work on the farm for my school clothes. Grandma was the toughest woman I have ever known but she was also the most loyal and committed woman to her family. I was very lucky and blessed to have her as my grandmother and could never repay her for all the things she did for me. Love you Grandma and save a place for me up there with Grandpa, Mom and my brother Tony.

Posted by Michael Peterson - Tioga, TX - Grandmother   May 17, 2013

Marj was always such a nice person to sit and visit with. She and I shared stories of how she and Grandpa Ek (Galen) grew up during the hard times . I always enjjoyed listening to her. Even in these declining last few years in the nursing home, tho she suffered memory loss of most of us, she was still so sweet and always told everyone she spoke to that she loved them. Rest in peace Aunt Marj.

Posted by Susan Ek - Galva, KS - niece   May 16, 2013