We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory
Nancy Louise Hawk, 78, of Franklin Indiana left earth on January 10, 2022 in the blink of an eye and was in the presence of her Savior.
She was born and raised in Shelby Ohio and moved to Sebring Village in Sebring Florida in 1986, where she remained until 2020. She was married to Elvin Wayne Hawk who preceded her in death.
Nancy was a 1961 graduate of Shelby Senior High School. After graduation she enjoyed raising her children and volunteering at her church, First Church of God in Shelby Ohio. Elvin and Nancy moved to Florida in 1986. In Florida, she worked for a period with LESCO, and she served as a Children’s Director for her local church. Later she served as an Activities Director at the Palms of Sebring in Sebring Florida, from which she retired in March 2020. Upon her retirement she moved to Franklin Indiana to be closer to her family, and she enjoyed keeping in touch with her many friends and family through Facebook. Nancy loved to encourage others and brighten their day. She was well known at the Palms for wearing colorful wigs and costumes to keep the residents’ spirits up. She engaged with residents on a personal level, and she enjoyed singing, cooking, and reading with them. Someone described her as “so much fun and so unapologetically herself!” Nancy was very involved in the Florida Health Care Activity Coordinators Association, and in 2014 at their 40th conference she was awarded the Member of the Year award, an award she cherished.
She is survived by her three children: Cathy Ann (Keith) Armour of Franklin Indiana; G. Roger (Lydia) Schneider of Shelby Ohio, and Lynn Louise (Greg) Evans of Mt Vernon Ohio; six grandchildren: Heather (Matt) Shireman of Mt Gilead Ohio; Bo (Tracy) Evans of Shelby, Ohio; Chase (Alexa, fiancé) Evans of Marengo Ohio; Bradley (Morgan) Schneider of Shelby Ohio; Zachary (Shyla) Armour of Franklin Indiana and Benjamin Harrison Armour of Franklin Indiana, and two bonus granddaughters, Sierra Armstrong and Alyssa Seeman (both of Franklin Indiana); great grandchildren: Liv, Jack, Cecily, Liam, Korben, Gavin and Kendrick. She is also survived by her sisters: Sandra Rucker of Port Orange Florida and Vicki (Kirby) Miller of Galion Ohio and nephew Rod and nieces Jenny, Amy, and Alissa; Elvin’s beloved niece, Darlene (Gene) Laser of Mansfield Ohio; and her faithful companion and lap cat Anna.
Also preceding her in death are her parents: Wilbur and Donna (Eckert) Carlson of Shelby Ohio and her infant brother Paul Carlson of Shelby Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Saturday January 15 at 11am at Core Community Church in Shelby Ohio with Pastor Ben Carver officiating. Visitation will be at 10am also at the church; interment will be immediately following at Oakland Cemetery in Shelby Ohio. Condolences for the family can be sent to Cathy Armour, 1201 Hillview Drive, Franklin, IN 46131.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made out to Johnson County Senior Services in Franklin Indiana and mailed to the same address or made online at jcseniorservices.org/donate with Nancy Hawk memorial in the memo field.