Marjorie Hawkins, 81

Marjorie M Hawkins, age 81, of Constantine, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

She was born in Schoolcraft on April 19, 1930, a daughter of Leon and Cora (Barnell) Westphal.

On April 5, 1952, she married Junior Hawkins in Sturgis.

Marjorie was a bus driver for Constantine Public Schools for over 20 years. Marjorie enjoyed traveling, listening to country music and going dancing. She loved taking care of her family and was a beautiful wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving Marjorie are her husband Junior Hawkins of Constantine; daughter, Marjorie Hayes of Constantine; sons, Ronnie (Valerie) Hawkins of Sturgis, Robert Hawkins of Constantine; sisters, Dorothy (Howard) Harker of Sturgis, Mary (Wayne) Strayer of Howe, Ind.; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson Michael Hayes; and great-grandson Austin Hayes.

Relatives and friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Alan Lickfeldt officiating. Interment will be at Peek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Constantine Public Schools. Online messages may be left for the family at

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