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Dorothy Mae Hawbaker

Posted July 15, 2014 in Obituaries, Grimes, Perry

December 21, 1919- July 14, 2014

Dorothy Hawbaker

Dorothy Hawbaker

Dorothy Mae Hawbaker was born December 21, 1919 on a farm in Granger, Iowa to Robert J. Jones and Lucy A. Weber Jones. She attended Dallas Center School and played basketball while in high school. She married Glenn E. Hawbaker on October 27, 1936 at the Brethren Church in Dallas Center, Iowa. They were blessed in marriage for 63 years before Glenn’s death in 1999. They farmed most of their married life. They lived on a farm in the Grimes area where their son Robert Glenn was born and then their daughter Carol Jean was born. They lived there for 8 years, then moved to a farm near Yale, Iowa where a son Fredrick Lynn was born. Dorothy enjoyed working and helping out on the farm. They joined the Prairie Center Methodist Church of Yale. Dorothy was on the woman’s church committee there. They then moved to the town of Perry, Iowa where they retired. Dorothy enjoyed babysitting for children of mother’s that worked and then the many grandchildren she had. Glenn and Dorothy enjoyed making crafts and you could find them on weekends selling their crafts in area towns. They also did a lot of camping and fishing. They joined the Fairview Church of Perry and Dorothy was also involved in church committees. In 2008 Dorothy moved to Arkansas with her daughter and her husband. She enjoyed the warm weather down there. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert Jones and his wife Maxine, sister Irene Carty and her husband Hobart, and niece Ruby Kuehl and her husband Harold. Dorothy is survived by her three children: Robert Hawbaker (Joy) of Bella Vista, AK, Carol Mowrer (Les) of Indianola, IA, and Fredrick Hawbaker (Karen) of St. George, UT, six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren & nine great-great-grandchildren.

Information provided by:
Hastings Funeral Home
1417 Second Street
Perry, IA 50220

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