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Charlotte F. Hawk

00:00 AM January 28, 2018

Charlotte F. Hawk, 89, of Erie, entered Heaven on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Genesis Medical Center – Illini, Silvis. Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, Feb. 2nd at the Fenton United Methodist Church, Fenton, IL. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Thursday at Gibson - Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will be in the Fenton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fenton United Methodist Church.

Charlotte was born January 19, 1929 in Sterling, IL, the daughter of Emmett Joseph and Helen (Wilkinson) Burns. She married James Howard Hawk on January 13, 1951 at the Fenton Church. Charlotte received her RN degree from St. Lukes School of Nursing in Moline at the age of 21. She spent her career in the hospital setting, first in Sterling and the majority of it at the Morrison Community Hospital where she also served on the hospital board. She retired from nursing in 1992 to help care for family.

Charlotte was a lifetime member of the Fenton United Methodist Church. She enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Lake Erie Country Club. Other hobbies included reading, puzzles, crocheting and cooking. She always looked forward to her monthly lunch outings with her nurse friends. Charlotte was a loving, caring person and especially cherished her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her 3 children and their spouses, Bradley James (Jill) Hawk, Lakewood, IL, Pamela Jo (Paul) Connor, Wheaton, IL, Lisa Irene (Rick) Grigsby, Wheaton, IL; grandchildren, Shaun (Gwenda) Hawk, Jennifer (Bryce) Riemer, Brian (Courtney) Hawk, Ashley (Alan) George, Lindsey (Dominic) Petrucci, Garrett Connor, Jason Connor, Lauren Grigsby, Ian Grigsby; and 12 great grandchildren. Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband Jim in 2014; and siblings, Lois Dye and Joseph Burns. Share a memory or condolence at

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  • Julie & Tony Hernandez:

    28 Jan 2018 21:17:00

    Charlotte was one of the gentlest creatures we had the opportunity to meet. Heaven has just gained an angel.

  • Maria Blasdell:

    31 Jan 2018 00:53:00

    A very nice person I got to meet & also Caring. I will never forget Charlottes smile & also talking to her.

  • Mary Jane Young Dowling:

    31 Jan 2018 18:21:00

    Charlotte was the reason my father, Loren Young, decided I should become a nurse just like her. She and Jim were both distant cousins of mine (not each other) so I got to be the flower girl in their wedding. I always looked to Charlotte in hopes of becoming all she was both in her personal and professional life—such an inspiration and uplifting to everyone. A wonderful lady who will be greatly missed by many.

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