She was born March 15, 1918, in Double Spring, Tenn., to Marvin Rosco and Edna Pearl (Smith) Hudson. She married Samuel T. Bush on Aug. 15, 1936. After his passing she then married Raymond Hawkins on Dec. 25, 1970.
She was employed by Warsaw Coil for 21 years retiring in 1978. She was a member of Church of Christ, Warsaw, Ind.; loved to sew (sock monkeys, Barbie doll clothes, stuffed bunnies to name a few) making her own patterns out of newspaper, quilt and make other craft items (pot holders, etc.). She treated everyone equally the same with kindness, was well grounded and a good provider for her children. Dorothy doted over her “perfect” grandchildren; vegetable and flower gardener; and made delicious chocolate pies.
She is survived by two daughters: Anna (James) McConnell, Leesburg, Ind.; Sammy Lynn (Gary) Warrick, Leesburg; a stepson: Don (Carol) Hawkins, Crown Point, Ind.; two granddaughters: Chris Leiter, Warsaw; Cassandra (Ben) Solero, Wake Forrest, N.C.; two grandsons: Jaime (Veronica) Neuhaus, Germany; and Richard (Jackie) Neuhaus, Farmington Hills, Mich.; eight step-grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands; three brothers: Marvin Hudson, Hugh Hudson, Howard Hudson; a stepson: Lloyd Hawkins; and a stepdaughter-in-law: Becky Hawkins.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Services will be at noon Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Jack Worth, Dutchtown Brethren Church, Warsaw, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorials may be made to Salvation Army, 501 Arthur St., Warsaw, IN 46580; First Christian Church, 115 Park Ridge Dr., Warsaw IN 46580; or Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196.