Suzanne M (Kress) Hawkins

May 29, 1942 ~ May 26, 2022 (age 79)


Suzanne M. Hawkins, 79, of Peru passed away at 10:20 PM, Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Dukes Memorial Hospital. She was born in Terre Haute, IN on May 29, 1942 the daughter of Henry Albin and Helen Melcho Kress. Suzanne married H. Richard Hawkins on July 22, 1961 and he survives.

Suzanne was a 1960 graduate of Schulte High School in Terre Haute and a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church. A career in banking led to her employment at the Peru Trust Company, Frances Slocum Bank and First Merchant’s Bank. She was a member of the Jefferson Township Home Economics Club, a Miami County Master Gardener, the Altar and Rosary Society and an active member of the Caring Hearts Ministry.

Surviving in addition to her husband H. Richard Hawkins is a daughter Lynda (Kevin) Kennedy of Logansport, IN, sons Vern (Deana) Hawkins of Greensboro, NC, Brian (Kimberly) Hawkins of Peru, IN and John Paul (Cindy) Hawkins of Wabash, IN; grandchildren Kevin Kennedy, Jr., Justin Kennedy, Andrew (Shannen) Kennedy, Clayton Hawkins, Hailey Hawkins, Zachary (Kari) Hawkins, Kolton Hawkins, Christian Hawkins and Carly Hawkins; great grandchildren Allissia, Alleia and Jordan; and sisters Mary Kay Kress of Indianapolis, IN, JoAnn (Rich) Foli of Fishers, IN, Margie (Ken) Wooten of Florida and Alice (Jeff) Prothero of Terre Haute, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Anthony Kress.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Suzanne M. Hawkins will be held on Thursday, 10:30 AM, June 2, 2022 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 58 W. 5th St., Peru with Rev. Kyle Neterer officiating. Burial will follow at Ever Rest Memorial Park. Friends and family will gather from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru. A prayer service will follow at 8:00 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the Miami County Helping Hands.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
June 1, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
84 W. Main Street
Peru, IN 46970

Prayer Service
June 1, 2022

8:00 PM
Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
84 W. Main Street
Peru, IN 46970

Mass of Christian Burial
June 2, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Charles Borromeo Church


Miami County Helping Hand
176 N. Broadway, Peru IN 46970

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