Dana Charles Hawthorne, 58, of Stonington passed away at 7:08a.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his home. He was born on May 15, 1959 in Saltville, Virginia, the son of Charles Walter “Bud” and Annie Ruth (Adams) Hawthorne. Dana graduated from Stonington High School in 1977 and worked at Monsanto in Stonington. He enjoyed collecting bicycles and was known for his care-free spirit and his ability to make people laugh.


Dana is survived by his mother: Annie Hawthorne of Taylorville; children: Samantha Farris and Josh Hawthorne both of Taylorville, Alisia Hawthorne of Lincoln, and Nathan Hawthorne of Stonington; grandchildren: Tyler Farris, Devin Farris, Jenna Farris, Aidan Donovan, and Ryann Hawthorne; brothers: Gary Lee Hawthorne (Shannon) of Springfield and Terry “Randy” Hawthorne (Nancy) of Chilhowie, Virginia; niece: Sarah Price; and nephew: Stephen Hawthorne. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.


A funeral service for Dana will take place at 6:00p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Gerald McPhillips officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 until 6p.m. on Thursday. Following the funeral Dana will be cremated and inurnment will take place at a later date in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Dana, or condolences to his family, may be left online at

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