Dorothy Hawthorne, 84, passed away Monday, October 19, 2009 at the Golden Living Center of Muncie, IN.
She was born Sunday, January 11, 1925 in Virgil, SD, the daughter of Robert and Tillie N. (Evensen) Schamber. She grew up in the Wolsey/Alpena area.
She married Edwin L. Bramblett November 1, 1945. He died in 1973. She then married Jack D. Hawthorne March 26, 1976. He died in April of 2005.
She worked as a secretary for Weaver Popcorn Co. of Van Buren, IN for a time and also for the Doyle Brothers Egg Co. in Van Buren. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Muncie, IN. She was a past president of the Van Buren American Legion Auxiliary, Post #368, Van Buren. After the death of her first husband, Mrs. Hawthorne moved to California in 1975 and then returned to Muncie in 2004.
Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Lou Ellen (Tim) Botkin of Muncie and Mrs. Karen (Terry) M. Enochs of Washington Court house, OH; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Madonna Schamber of Westfield, IN and Mrs. Ida Schamber of Marion, IN; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and another one coming in November 2009.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her first husband, Edwin L. Bramblett; her second husband, Jack D. Hawthorne; a daughter, Donna Kenyon; brothers Herbert and Clarence Schamber; and sister, Mrs. Clara Sveen.
Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 900 White River Blvd., Muncie, IN 47203 or Alzheimer’s Association, 9135 N. Meridan St., Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46209-7109, or to the donor’s choice.