Phyllis (Haire) Hawkins was born February 14, 1919 and lived on a farm near Leaf River, IL. She graduated from Leaf River High School. Phyllis married Ray Hawkins on June 11, 1938. They lived in Illinois, Iowa, Colorado and Washington. Her husband was an insurance executive, which allowed them to travel to many beautiful places. Phyllis moved to Mitchell in 2000, a year after her husband’s death.
Phyllis was a homemaker and enjoyed golfing, bowling, and word/number finds. She is lovingly survived by her two daughters: Joyce (Albert) Boyd, Rockford, IL and Barbara Kimm, Mitchell, SD; five granddaughters: Julie (Stewart) Wilson, Rockford, IL; Janet (Rick) Cunz, Cortland, IL; Jeanne Cornn, Belvidere, IL; Cathy (Jamie) Krall, Mitchell, SD and Heather (Dave) Dahl, Bozeman, MT; 11 great grandchildren: David and Michael Cunz, Wesley (Lindsay), Dallas Wilson, Joseph Jones, Melynda (Brian) Seaton, Madison and Nicholas Krall, Kailey , Jack and Sam Dahl; 5 great-great grandchildren; and an older sister, Thelma Newcomer, Belvidere, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, a sister, and husband.
Private family services will be held at a later date in Rockford IL.