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Judith Lynn Hawkins

April 26, 1945 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Judith Hawkins Obituary

Judith Lynn Hawkins, age 78, of Arcadia, Indiana passed away January 2, 2024 at I.U. Health Tipton Hospital in Tipton, Indiana.

She was born April 26, 1945 at East St. Louis, Illinois to William Bernard and Helen Ruth (Burcham) Strauss.  She attended schools in East St. Louis and completed her education in Indiana. Her moving to Indiana happened because she met and married a young man who was serving his country in the U.S. Army nearby and was an Indiana resident.  Judi, as she was known was a kind, friendly lady with an sweet smile and easy laugh.  Right away she fit in the Cicero and Arcadia small town communities.

She married John Raymond Hawkins on June 7, 1963 and they were blessed with a daughter: Robin (Rex) McKinney and a son: Robert (Delisa) Hawkins.  Early in her career she enjoyed working as a librarian in the Cicero Elementary School.  She later became employed at Allison Transmission Company in Indianapolis where for several years she manufactured parts for large transmissions.

Her parents William and Helen Strauss and a sister, Sharon Strauss preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband: John Raymond Hawkins, daughter: Robin (Rex) McKinney of Cicero, IN, a son: Robert (Delisa) Hawkins of Fairmount, IN  a sister: Connie Dunn and a brother: Steve Strauss.  Additional survivors include grandchildren: Ross, Austin, Trent, and Jay McKinney, and Faith Boyer, Hannah and Ethan Hawkins, also surviving are great-grandchildren, Lyndon, Hudson, Henry, Raelynn, Reagan, Ian, Rose and Mackenzie McKinney.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 5, 2024 at 3:00 P.M. at Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, Indiana, 46034 with burial to follow at Cicero Cemetery.  A time of visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until time of the services.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-9959.  You may send condolences at


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January 5, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034

Funeral Service
January 5, 2024

3:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034


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