Obituary of Clessa Hawkins

Clessa Kay Hawkins, age 56, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away early Saturday, October 17, 2020, at her home.
  She was born November 6, 1963, in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Clarence Earl Coulter and Mary Elizabeth Call Coulter.
Clessa married Terry Wayne Hawkins on August 22, 1980, at Ft. Scott.  He preceded her in death on February 8, 2014.
Clessa enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time outdoors and with her grandchildren.  She also liked playing Bingo and taking the occasional trip to the casino.
Survivors include five sons, Jason Hawkins (Kenda), of Newport, Missouri; Terry Hawkins, Jr. (Krystal), Burt Hawkins (Vickie), Clarence Hawkins and John Hawkins (Ryan) all of Ft. Scott, Kansas and sixteen grandchildren, Jackson, Zane, Kendra, Myrissa, Austina, Aleigha, Leroy, Clarence, Jr., Earl, Lindsy, Lyla, Hunter, Teanin, Dustie, Saphera, and Atreya, two great-grandchildren and her beloved dog, Rose.  Also surviving are four brothers, Edward Earl Coulter, of Farlington, Kansas, Leroy Coulter and Randy Jay Coulter, both of Mulberry, Kansas, and Ronnie Lee Coulter, of Ft. Scott and three sisters, Linda Sue Ames, of Ft. Scott, Connie Bea Zumwalt, of Kentucky and Clessa’s twin sister, Tressa Mae McClure of Nashville, Missouri.
  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Leroy Hawkins, a brother, Michael Ray Coulter and three sisters, Mary Elaine Wells, Wanda Jean Drake, and Mildred Arlene Cooper.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Thursday, October 22nd at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Family and friends may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 1:00 P.M.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Wednesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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