Joan M. Hawkins
July 19, 1935 — January 14, 2022
Joan M. Hawkins (nee Jefferson), of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, at the age of 86. Loving wife of 69 years to Dale Hawkins; beloved daughter of the late Marion Jefferson and Marie Crim; devoted mother of Kathie (the late Kevin) Poeling, the late Jeff Hawkins, and Kelly Hess; cherished grandmother of Crystal (Jeff) Murphy, and 5 more grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, and 6 great-great-great grandchildren; dear sister of Fred Jefferson and Jerry Jefferson; beautiful friend to everyone. Joan was a loving and beautiful soul who made friends everywhere she went. She said her two greatest accomplishments in life were marriage and motherhood. She loved her family very dearly. Joan was a dedicated follower of Christ and a member of 2 prayer groups for many years. She was a wonderful cook and loved to prepare delicious meals for her whole family. Joan worked as a director of day care, a hair stylist and was a Realtor for many years of her life. Joan was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Joan is now a guardian angel to her family and will live forever in their hearts. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joan's name to the American Cancer Society. A celebration of life for Joan will be held at a later date.