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Cecelia Mae Poplett Anderson
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1918
Ford County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 23, 1981
Gibson City
Ford County
Illinois, USA

Cecelia was a registered nurse, mother and housewife. She married Donald Martin Anderson 27 Jul 1942. He died in 1969. She then married Kenneth R Hawthorne 9 Dec 1972. He died 30 Nov 1981.

Obituary notice from newspaper:
Cecelia Hawthorne
Gibson City (PNS)--Cecelia M Hawthorne, 62, died at 2:37 am Thursday at Gibson Community Hospital. Her funeral will be at 2"30 pm Saturday at Gibson City United Methodist Church, the Revs. James Bortell an Curtis Lindquist officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Township Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6:30-9 tonight at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. An Order of the Eastern Star service will be at 8:30 pm.

She was born Oct 1, 1918, near Guthrie, a daughter of Lee and Lelah Cooper poplett. She married Donald M Anderson July 28, 1942 at Palmyra, Mo. He died June 11, 1967. She married Kenneth R Hawthorne Dec 9, 1972, in Gibson city. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia Ann Scoggin, Virginia Beach, VA., and Sandra Lee Rollins, Lafayette, La; a son, Roger Don, Muscatine, Iowa; a stepdaughter, Suzanne Pitz, East Moline; two stepsons, Steven Hawthorne, Gibson city, an Sidney Hawthorne, Foosland; her stepfather, Carl Hedlund, Gibson City; three grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.

She lived most of her life in the Gibson City area. She was a 1943 graduate of St Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, Bloomington. She was a member of Gibson City United Methodist Church, the Faith Builders Sunday School Class and Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Past Worthy Matron in 1967 and 1980, a member of Southside Country Club and member of Untied Methodist Church and the Faith Builders Sunday school class.
Memorial Tribute:
Cecelia M Hawthorne Oct 1, 1918 -- May 28, 1981 '''Services''' 2:30 pm Saturday May 30, 1981 @ United Methodist Church, Gibson City, Illinois; '''Officiating''': Dr James B Bortell & Rev Curtis Lindquist. '''Burial''' @ Drummer Township Cemetery, Gibson City, Illinois. '''Honorary Bearers''': Maurice Anderson, Gayle Anderson, John Summers, Wilbur Schertz, Paul Anderson, Tom Lemons, Bruce Cothern. '''Pallbearers''': Chester Culbertson, William Swearingen, Kenneth Meredith, Raymond Tjarks, Danny Hansen, Jim Cothern
Newspaper clippings announcing her marriage.

(1) Poplett-Anderson Wedding Announced
Elliott---(PSN)--The marriage of miss Cecelia Mae Poplett of Bloomington and Donald M anderson was announced Tuesday. The wedding took place at Palmyra, Mo, on July 28 (1942). Miss Poplett is a senior in nurse's training at St Joseph Hospital, Bloomington, and Mr Anderson is at Scott field, Belleville.
(2) Anderson-Poplett
Mrs. Lelah Poplett announces the marriage of her daughter, Cecelia Mae, to Donald M Anderson, of Elliott. The double ring ceremony took place july 28, 1942, in the Methodist Church at Palyra, Mo, the Rev. C.L Dorris officiating.

The bride is a graduate of Drummer Township High School, attended Stephens College of Columbus, Mo., and is a senior in St Joseph's School of Nursing at Bloomington. Mr Anderson is a graduate of Drummer High School and has been a Civil Service employee at Chanute Field for the past two years. He was inducted inato the US Army July 30 and will lieave for camp August 13.
She was a senior in St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Bloomington, Ill when she was married.
"She told the Director of the School, but was told to keep it a secret so her classmates wouldn't run out & get married to a service man too. They knew that Mom & Dad had been going together for the 4 years before so knew each other well." (memory of story told to Pat Scoggin, dtr)
Family links: 
  Lello Lee Poplett (1895 - 1942)
  Lelah Pauline Cooper Poplett (1894 - 1966)
  Donald Martin Anderson (1920 - 1967)
  Kenneth R Hawthorne (1923 - 1981)
  Sandra Lee Anderson Rollins (1948 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Drummer Township Cemetery
Gibson City
Ford County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Div 7; Lot 40; Space 1
Maintained by: Patricia (Anderson) Scog...
Originally Created by: Ernie Chapman
Record added: Dec 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63396108
Cecelia Mae <i>Poplett</i> Anderson
Added by: Ernie Chapman
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