C. Robert Hawley

February 16, 2012

C. Robert Hawley 84, of Kirklin, IN, died at 9:45 p.m. February 16, 2012 at Wesley Manor Health Care Center. Born March 16, 1927 in Clinton County to the late Charles Oliver & Cora Edith (Robinson) Hawley. He married Phyllis Jean Ricketts on June 6, 1946 and she passed on September 19, 1994. He then married Ida Ruth Smith on March 19, 1995 and she passed on September 27, 2009. Mr. Hawley was a 1945 graduate of Kirklin High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident. He was a farmer, and worked as a broker with Village Square Realty. A longtime treasurer and caretaker of Oak Hill Cemetery, he was also County Commissioner from 1972-1976, Clinton County Fair Board President, past Master of Kirklin Masonic Lodge #443, and a member of York Rite. He was the founding member of the Clinton County Soil & Water Association, ASCS Board and Past President of Farm Bureau Credit Union. He was a member of the Kirklin Christian Church and an Elder there.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2-6 Sunday, February 19th at the funeral home with a Masonic service beginning at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Kirklin Christian Church or Kirklin #443 Masonic Lodge

Survived by:

Son: Jay (Sue) Hawley of Kirklin 2 Daughters: Janet (Bob) Thorley of Kirklin and Jean (Louis) Evans of Pickard 2 Step Sons: Marshall (Phoebe) Smith of Frankfort and Harry (Connie) Smith of Lafayette 1 Step Daughter: Susie Rhine of Frankfort 8 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren a step daughter and an infant brother.


7 Condolences for “C. Robert Hawley”

  1. Greg Finch February 17, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    To Jay and Sue and the Hawley Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If the true measure of a man is the value of the friends he keeps, then his riches are beyond measure. Mr. Hawley gave much to his community and in turn, made it a better place for all. May God bless him and his family.

  2. Marshall Smith February 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Proud to have known the Hawley family for the past 60 yrs first as neighbors … later as family. The Hawley family legacy remains in good hands as Jay, Janet, and Jean and their families continue to be actively involved in their community … a fitting tribute to Bob and Phyllis.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you grieve the death of Bob. We know you have many pleasant memories and a faith in our Lord Jesus Christ that will sustain you in this difficult time.
    Marshall & Phoebe smith

  3. Linda Harris February 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    To the Hawley family…
    We DID lose a life long neighbor and family friend. He was a pillar in our community who reared awesome kids. Blessings and prayers for the family, and smiles as we celebrate his “Homecoming” today.

  4. Sharon Wyrick February 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    To Jay, Janet, Jean and families,
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He gave so much to the community and will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dick and Sharon Wyrick

  5. Cindy Beals February 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing…he was always so nice and friendly to us whenever we would see him. I know you all will miss him dearly and I hope the memories that you have will help you thru this difficult time. Thinking of you all~

  6. Joy Neal February 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Your family is in my prayers. I’ve many memories of your family starting with 4-H to detassling to school and it goes on. He will be missed.

  7. Kayle Thompson and Family February 21, 2012 at 11:39 am

    We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with your family.
    Kayle, Karen, Stasia, and Alex Thompson

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