Carey Jill Hawkins

Born: Sat., Jan. 1, 1966
Died: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 02, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sun., Dec. 02, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Carey Jill Hawkins passed away at 2:38 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida.  Carey was born January 1, 1966, in Lafayette, IN, to Carl and Wilma (Bryant) Hawkins.  She graduated from Hayworth High School in 1983.  Carey was also a graduate of the Ohio Institute of Photography with a minor in marketing.  She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from DeVry University.

Carey married Bill Misenheimer on February 25, 2006 at the Marie Sellby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL.  They resided in Dayton, OH until 2014 when they moved to Sarasota.  She was employed at Rooms To Go in Sarasota and was a free-lance photographer.  She enjoyed music, photography, cooking, and dancing.

Carey is survived by her loving husband, Bill Misenheimer; her mother, Wilma Bryant; father, Carl Hawkins; brother, Brian (Libby) Hawkins; niece, April Weisart; father-in-law, William (Mary) Misenheimer; and several sisters/brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Carey was preceded in death by her stepfather, Herbert Bryant; mother-in-law, Linda Misenheimer; grandmother, Bernice Hawkins; and grandparents, William (Cleo) Kirkwood.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo, with Pastor Tim Brown officiating.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  A reception will follow the services at the American Legion, 2604 S. Lafountain St., Kokomo.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Transplant Assistance Fund or the Go Fund Me for Carey Hawkins.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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Kristine Roberts
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Peace to you all.

Ronald King
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Dear Wilma,
I am sincerely sorry for your tremendous loss of your Daughter. My prayers to you and your family at this very difficult and sad time.


John Selby
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Bill, Am so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy from
your old friend and cubby neighbor,

Denny and Sharon Dutcher
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
We are so sorry to hear this. We certainly enjoyed the times we spent with both of you. The two of you seemed just perfect for each other. May you receive a measure of comfort from your friends.
Denny and Sharon Dutcher

Joyce Herdrich Wilke
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
Oh Bill, I was so saddened to hear of Carey's medical problems let alone of her passing. Now that her sails are full she can be of great speed with the wind. Thinking about you. Bless you.

   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
Please accept my condolences to your family. I hope that God’s promise of the resurrection brings you comfort during this very difficult time. (Acts 24:15)

Susan scher
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
I’m so sorry Wilma. I don’t get on my Facebook that often but was saddened to see this keeping your family in my prayers

Terry & Bill Pipp
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
Bill we are thinking of you & keeping you and Carey's family in our prayers. It is our hope that the many wonderful memories of your years with Carey will help to overcome your grief during this difficult time.

With warm thoughts & prayers,

Terry & Bill Pipp

The Schmahl Family
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018

Sending you love & prayers across the miles during this most difficult time. We share in your sorrow for the loss of your sweet, kind Carey. She will be greatly missed. Peace to your heart.

Jeff, Donna, Michael, Andrew & Lauren

Stan and Dee De Bender
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
Bill, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs our friend!

Love, Stan, Dee Dee, Madyson, Ireland and Tag

Lisa and JB VanMeter
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
We are so deeply saddened by the news. We loved our times with you and Carey. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Much love always friend,
JB and Lisa

Sandra Aponte
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
I miss you so much baby girl. My condolences to all your family and friends. May you rest in peace. Hugs from me to you in heaven.

Sheryl Wallace
   Posted Sat December 01, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Carey. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

William J. Madore
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
My heart goes out to you and the family. So very sorry to have this loss. I knew her for but a short period of time. I loved working with her and hearing her laugh. She will always be in my thoughts.

Patricia Conner
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. RIP pretty Carey Jill.