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Anna Belle Foust Hawkins


September 17, 2018


Anna Belle Foust Hawkins, 93, of Danville PA, entered her heavenly home on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Heritage Springs Memory Care Center in Lewisburg PA where she had been a resident. 

Ann was born June 24, 1925 in Hughesville PA, the daughter of the late George and Elsie Sones Foust.  

Ann graduated from Muncy High School and Geisinger School of Nursing.  While attending nursing school, she served in the Nurses Corp at the VA Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee where she met her future husband, Douglas Hawkins, who was hospitalized with injuries incurred in France during World War II.  They were married for over 50 years.  He preceded her in death in 1999.   

She worked in Employee Health at Geisinger Hospital for several years.   

Ann was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Danville.  She also participated in numerous community activities including Soroptimist International.  She lived her life to the fullest and enjoyed golfing, painting, and traveling.   

She is survived by three sons, Douglas, Gregory, and James and his wife, Ruth Ann.  She was a devoted and loving grandmother to Erika Hawkins Jenneman and her husband Scott, Aaron Hawkins and his wife Jaime, Michael Hawkins and his wife Susan, Kristin Hawkins Chen and her husband Peter, Joshua Hawkins and his wife Mindy, Lisa Hawkins Showers and her husband Robert, and Jaki Hawkins. Also surviving are17 great grandchildren and four great- great grandchildren.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one brother, William Foust and two sisters; Mary Otto and Jane Troutman. 

The Hawkins Family is grateful and deeply appreciative of the outpouring of love shown to Ann over the years.  A special thanks to Roxie Marshall who was her caretaker and friend and to the staff at Heritage Springs Memory Care Center who were always loving, respectful, and gentle with her.  Thank you also to her pastors at First Baptist Church and the numerous friends who have reached out to her and the family in so many ways.    

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Annís life to be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 12 Brookside Drive, Danville PA (off 642 East) with the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland, Pastor Emeritus, officiating assisted by the Reverend Dawes J. Dunham, Senior Pastor.  Friends will be received from 10:00 AM Ė 11:45 AM prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be private in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA. 

Memorial contributions in Annís memory may be made to Evangelical Hospice, 235 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg PA 17837 or First Baptist Church of Danville Building Fund 12 Brookside Drive Danville PA 17821. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA. www.visneski.com


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