She was a graduate of South East Missouri State University and a graduate of Murray State University. She was a teacher at Benton Elementary School for 35 years. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton.
She is survived by one son, Robert Donald Nimmo of Paducah; two grandchildren, Faria Marie (Nimmo) P’Pool of Cadiz, and Daniel Vasseur of Atlanta, Ga.; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Martha Frances Kozesky of Latrobe, Pa., Alva Jane Hanheide of Green Valley, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Hawkins and Alta (Smith) Hawkins; her husband, Jim Nimmo; one brother, William (Buddy) Hawkins; and one sister, Billie Ann (Hawkins) Dunger.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 25, in the Chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton.
Rev. Marvin Jones and Rev. Ben Boone officiated.
Interment followed at the Benton Cemetery, Benton.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Serenity Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Faria P’Pool, 349 3rd. St., Cadiz, KY 42211 or to the Dream Factory, P.O. Box 2333, Paducah, KY 42002.