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Frankie Lucille Hawn Obituary


Frankie Lucille Hawn died November 26, 2013. She was born September 6, 1931 in Harriman, Tennessee. Frankie was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Bill Hawn and her parents, Jess and Recie Bell (Tapp) Walker, her sisters Bernice, Gertrude Martin, Mildred Byrd, Louise Lemmons King, and her brothers, Bobby, Bill Jack, Alvin (Shine), and J.B. as well as her grandson, Bryon Scott Sanfilippo. Frankie is survived by her children, Brenda and Bob Goebbel of Brighton, Michigan, Sandy and Sam Sanfilippo of Brooklyn, Michigan, Danny Hawn of Harriman, Tennessee, and Terry Hawn of Traverse City, Michigan. Grandchildren, all from Michigan, include Carrie and Doug Fauer and their three children, Amanda, Caitlinn, and Douglas, Rob and Dawn Goebbel and their two children, Amber and Rob IV, T.J. Sanfilippo and his two children, Todd and Samual, and Tara and Derek Richardson and their son Kyle. Other surviving members of Frankie's family include her sister Ann Frost of Cleveland, Tennessee, Allen (Doc) Walker of Michigan, and Maxcine Turpin of Harriman, and special friends, Johnny and Edith Ladd. Frankie was cremated and her children are planning a private memorial service to take place next month.
Frankie Walker Hawn received her high school diploma early, from County High School in Roane County, then came to Michigan to marry and raise a family. She studied cosmetology and received her license while raising kids and working as a cashier at Kroger's. She was also proud to be the first woman the Calgon Company trained to operate a fork lift. Frankie was a determined, proud woman and possessed a keen sense of how to accomplish any task before her! Never fearful of tackling a new or unfamiliar project, she is credited for instilling a "can do" attitude in her four children. Frankie was a wonderful seamstress and the hundreds of quilts she has made over the years are a beautiful part of her legacy. They will be treasured by the many friends and family that loved her. She will be deeply missed!