|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1931|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 2008|
Donald E. Hawthorne, 76, retired teacher, died December 10, 2008. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 1:00 p.m. at Northridge Friends Church. Don was a faithful member of Northridge. He was also a member of the Wheatland Poppin Johnnies tractor club. Don taught English and Reading for over thirty years at Hamilton and Truesdell Junior High Schools. He also spent most summers working for the Wichita Board of Education lawn maintenance department beginning in 1958. Don was preceded in death by first wife Wanda Hutchinson Hawthorne on October 14, 1969. Survived by wife Ardeth Hawthorne; sons Daryl Hawthorne, Richard (Teresa) Ferguson; daughters Dalene Hawthorne, Karen (Dale) Roberts; sister Thelma Marshall, Lois (Al) Walcott, Marie (Randy) Smith, Mina Duncan; grandchildren Laura, Nick, Ben, Ryan, Chelsea (Brad), Casey. Memorial has been established with Northridge Friends Church, 2655 N. Bullinger, Wichita, Kansas, 67204. Resthaven Mortuary. Wichita Eagle, December 11, 2008.
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December 20, 2008
To the Hawthorne family:
Mr. Hawthorne was my 9th grade English teacher at Hamilton Junior High in 1955. I remember him being very fair and fun to have as a teacher.
Years later, I became a teacher and a building administrator with the Wichita School system. One of my administrative assignments was at Truesdell Middle school, where Don was an English teacher. We developed a very warm friendship during my tenure, and whenever he would introduce me to someone he would always say that "David" was his former student and now "his supervisor."
Don, was always "my" 9th grade English teacher! I have very fond memories of our time together at Truesdell, he will be missed by me and many, many students who's lives he touched across the years!
Ernest E. Hawthorne (1903 - 1985)
Rosa Mardock Warner (1907 - 2001)
Wanda Jeanette Hutchison Hawthorne (1932 - 1969)
Ardeth Ferguson-Hawthorne (____ - 2014)
Resthaven Gardens of Memory
Plot: Garden of Friends, lot 4D, space 3
Created by: David G. Stuart
Record added: Sep 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97276554