Barbara Jane Hawthorne, 66 yrs. old, went to meet her Savior on October 28, 2013 at Pana Community Hospital, Pana, IL.  Barbara was born in Vincennes, IN on February 18, 1947 the daughter of Rev. Frank and Mary Hawthorne. Barbara lived with Herman and Dorothy Amos of Edinburg, IL for 32 years. In 2011 she moved to the Park Place Group Home in Pana, IL. Although she was currently residing in a nursing facility in Pana, Barbara still considered the group home as her home. Barbara was a beautiful person who dearly loved her family and friends. She will be missed.
Barbara is survived by her aunts, Esther Johnson, Helen Carter, Barbara Ahlemann, Sue Seidentop, and Rose Clark as well as her Amos foster family, brothers, Earl Amos, Glen Amos, David Amos, and Wayne Amos; sisters, Nora Black, Karol Craig, and Kathy Sheedy/Amos; as well as many Ahlemann and Hawthorne cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Frank and Mary Hawthorne; foster brother, Vernon Amos as well as two brothers, and one sister who died in infancy.

Memorials may be made to: Park Place Group Home’s Christmas Fund, 205 N. Park Avenue, Pana, IL 62557.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Ed Heppe officiating.  Burial will be at Anderson Cemetery, Palmer, IL. 

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