SALEM - M. Josephine (Hudson) Hawkins, 99, of Salem, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at Gracewood Assisted Living on the Benton Road.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1915 in Tiffin, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harry R. and Ida May (Stohl) Hudson.
She retired from the JC Penny Co. as a credit manager. She was a member of the Salem First Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of the Salem Senior Citizens and was a writer of a column in the senior news. She had been a former 4H advisor for 35 years, past President of the Columbiana County 4H Council, past secretary of and member of the Perry Grange and taught Sunday School for many years.
She is survived by her children, Carol Souders of Niles and Barbara Hawkins of Chippewa Lake, Chippewa, Ohio; a brother William Reynolds of Lisbon; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a son-in-law Edward Minett of Salem and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Reynolds of Wilmington, Ohio.
She is preceded in death by her husband, George W. Hawkins, on April 5, 1989; children, Betty Jo Zehentbauer on Sept. 25, 1995, and Sandra Minett on March 17, 2014; half brothers and sisters, Betty Jo Faloba, John Reynolds, Thomas Reynolds, James Reynolds, Richard Reynolds, and Timothy Reynolds; son-in-laws, Vernon Souders, Dan Throckmorton and Paul Zehentbauer.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greensien & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The burial will be at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.
A time of Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Please make donations to the church memorial fund 436 E. Second Street, Salem, Ohio 44460 or to the Hospice of the Valley 1120 Village Plaza, Columbiana, Ohio 44408
Please sign the guestbook and give a tribute at www.apgreenisen.com.