Irene Yvonne (Grove) Hawk, 87, of Indiana, PA, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home.


A daughter of Elmer Raymond Grove and Zelda Ruth (Shearer) Grove, she was born January 2, 1925, in Indiana, Pennsylvania.


Mrs. Hawk was a homemaker and member of Zion Lutheran Church in Indiana.  She had worked as an inventory clerk with the former Hills Dept. Store.  Irene was also a member of the “Pine-ees Camping Club” of Indiana at one time.


Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Ruth) Houser of Home, PA; her son, Harry B. Hawk Jr. of Indiana, PA; four grandchildren:  Jeremy Hawk and wife Elizabeth, Jason Hawk and wife Aurora, Rachel Lewis and husband Greg, Alyssa Hawk; two great-grandchildren:  Andrew Michael McCormick and Zayleigh Lewis; and in December another great-grandson is expected.


She is also survived by three brothers:  Raymond “Bud” Grove and wife Mildred, Harold “Buzz” Grove and wife Mary, Royden “Roy” Grove and wife Carolyn, all of Indiana, PA; her brother- and sister-in-law, Howard and Annabelle Warner of Ford City, PA; her special friend, Mrs. Colleen Schneider of Indiana, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry B. Hawk Sr.; and daughter-in-law, Karen Hawk.


Friends will be received at the Bence-Mihalcik Funeral Home in Indiana from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.  Her funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the funeral home with the Rev. Brian Miller officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Indiana.


Her family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Elevator Fund, 100 S. Sixth St., Indiana, PA  15701.


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