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G. William "Bill" Hawk

September 19, 1933 ~ February 25, 2021 (age 87)


G. William "Bill" Hawk, age 87, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 12:45 am. Bill was born on September 19, 1933 in Roseville, Illinois and is the son of Clarence Mathew and Gertrude Irene Ross Hawk. Bill was raised in Roseville where he attended local schools and graduated from Roseville High School with the class of 1951. Bill first married Kay Brownlee on January 18, 1953 at Sugar Tree Grove United Presbyterian Church of Hale Township. She preceded him in death in 1989. He later married C. Sue Smith Blackman on June 4, 1989 in Monmouth, Illinois and she survives him. Bill has been a farmer in Warren County for his entire career raising grain and livestock. He also served as a loan officer for the Production Credit Association in Monmouth for seven years. He retired from farming in 1996. Bill loved music and loved to go to dances and dance with Sue anywhere they could. They also loved to travel and have done so for twenty-two years in the United States and Canada. Bill very much loved his family and was very much involved with his daughters and grandchildren and their educations. He wished to see that they all got their college educations. 

He is survived by his wife, C. Sue Hawk of Monmouth, and three daughters, Debra Kessler and Max of Beulah, Michigan, Nancy Wright of Kickapoo, Illinois; and Alice Schreiner and Steve of Mint Hill, North Carolina, three step children, Curt and Lisa Coburn of Peoria, Il; David and Cindy Coburn of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Lisa and Bill Larkins of Pleasant Hill , Misssouri.  There are eightteen grandchildren, fifteeen great-grandchildren also surviving. Bill has two brothers surviving, Elmer Hawk and Marybeth and Marvin Hawk and Diane, both of Roseville, Illinois. He is preceded in his death by his parents, first wife, Lavonne Kay, and one brother, Clarence. 

A private family graveside service and interment is planned at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic no visitation hours with the family present are planned by his family. Friends may stop in and pay their respects to Bill on Friday, March 5, 2021 during the day at the Turnbull Funeral Home. A video recording of the Private Family Graveside Service will be available for viewing at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 6, 2021. A public memorial service is planned by his family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to either Little Cedar Church in Little York, or Heritage Bible Church in Monmouth, Illinois.

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March 5, 2021

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Turnbull Funeral Homes - Monmouth
301 South Main Street 
Monmouth, IL 61462

Graveside Service
March 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Warren County Memorial Park, Illinois, Monmouth

Video is available for this event

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