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Obituary for Letitia Hawkins


Letitia T. "Tish" Hawkins – age 76 – of Toronto passed away Friday – July 29, 2011 at the Trinity Medical Center – West, Steubenville, Ohio.She was born August 27, 1934 in Toronto, Ohio the daughter of the late Gilbert "Pete" Arehart, Sr. and Helen J. Wellington Arehart.Tish was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Toronto and was a 1952 graduate of Toronto High School where she was a majorette with the Toronto High School Band. She was also a member of the Toronto High School Alumni Association.She was a loving mother and grandmother and loved to bake.Tish was retired as a telephone operator in Toronto and Steubenville for the former Ohio Bell Telephone Company. She also retired as a switchboard operator for the former Ohio Valley Hospital in Steubenville.She was preceded in death by her parents.Tish's survivors are:Husband: Warren E. Hawkins whom she married October 28, 1955Son: Neil Hawkins of Lexington, KentuckyDaughters: Jill (Joe) Shimmel, Jodi (John) Welday and Warrie Hawkins all of Toronto, OhioBrother: Gilbert (Mary) Arehart, Jr. of Toronto, OhioGrandchildren: Jordan and Jared Welday and Jenna and Joey Shimmel all of Toronto, OhioSeveral nieces and nephews including: Tisha Mann, Pete and Stacey Arehart.Friends and family will be received for visitation 2-4 and 6-9 Monday at the Clarke Funeral Home – 302 Main St. – Toronto. 740-537-1234 OR 800-588-1446.A celebration service of Tish's life will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday – August 2nd at the funeral home with the Reverend Michael Bongart and Pastor Robert Hanze officiating. Immediately following the service at the funeral home friends and family are invited to the First Presbyterian Church for a luncheon and a time for fellowship with the family.Memorial contributions in memory of Tish may be made to the First Presbyterian Church – 116 N. Third St. – Toronto, OH 43964 or the American Diabetes Association – 1815 Market St. – Suite 158 – Akron, OH44313.

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