This was in the September 5, 2002 Wapello Republican, Wapello, Iowa. I am not related and have no further information.
Helen M. Hawk, 93, Hot Springs, Ark., died Wednesday, August 28, 2002. She was born April 8, 1909, in Evansville, Ark., to Walter Lee and Clara Mae Flynn. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Alexander, Ark.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 30, at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel, Tulsa, Okla., with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include son, Robert Ray Hawk, Wapello’ daughter, Joyce Marie Swedenburg of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; six grandchildren, Michael Swedenburg, Steven Swedenburg, Denise Overton, Kedra Kroeger, Justin Hawk and Jenna Hawk; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor, Trevor and Mya Swedenburg, Emma, Seth and Ben Kroeger, Madison and Rachel Overton; and two sisters, Pearl Pitezel, Tulsa, Okla., and Loraine Bramwell, Cottonwood, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Hawk; two brothers, Walter Lee Flynn Jr., and Ralph Leon Flynn; and a sister, Marie Kell.