Rowena V. Hawk
Rowena V. Hawk
LaFAYETTE — Rowena V. Hawk, age 93, was called home to be with her Lord, at 12 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.

Rowena was born April 15, 1923 in Harrod, to the late Eber and Naomi (Moyer) Kaufman. On July 19, 1941 she married the love of her life, Walter J. Hawk, who preceded her in death on April 8, 2005 after 63 wonderful years of marriage.

Rowena was a 1941 graduate of Harrod High School. She had previously worked for Wayne’s Grocery in LaFayette, Merle Norman Cosmetics and retired as a school bus driver, study hall monitor and cafeteria cashier for Allen East Schools. Rowena enjoyed bowling and golfing and was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Cavaliers and Cincinnati Reds. She was a dedicated member of Zion Lutheran Church, LaFayette. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was lovingly referred to by her family and many in the LaFayette community as Grandma Ro or Aunt Renie.

She is blessed with a family who loved her dearly; son, Phil E. (Gerri) Hawk of LaFayette; a daughter, Diane E. (Don) Jones of Ocala, Florida; grandson, Jim Hawk and two great grandchildren, Alexa and Abby Hawk, all of LaFayette.

Survivors also include a sister, Dorothy Moots, of Wapakoneta; special friend and his family, Bill Kimmel of LaFayette and a special friend, Meghan Long of LaFayette.

She is preceded in death by brother, Dale Kaufman; sister, Lodema Jones and a brother-in-law, Jack Moots.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E. Main Street, LaFayette, Ohio 45854. Rev. Robin Ramos officiated the service. Burial was in LaFayette Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Chiles – Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Eastside Chapel and one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to LaFayette Jackson Fire Department, PO Box 7107, LaFayette, Ohio 45854 or Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E. Main Street, LaFayette, Ohio 45854.

Condolences can be expressed at chileslamanfh.com.