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Gayle Ann Hawley age 72 passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at her home. She was born on August 29, 1948 in Traverse City, Michigan to William and Leotta May (Wilson) LaFollette. She graduated from Cedar Springs High School and then married George Hawley Jr. in Kent City on March 11, 1972. She was preceded in death by her son, Tom Allan Hawley; her mother, Leotta May Shears; brother, Tom Wayne Smith. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, George Hawley Jr; children, Dan and Jacki LaFollette, Kelly and Randy VandePanne, David and Brenda Pyne, Tony and Amy Hawley; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Gene and Verna Ashley, Bill and Susie LaFollette, Sandy and Derald Rhineberger, Fred and Sharon Shotts, Marty Smith; several cousins, nieces and nephews. As Gayle had wished cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements by Hessel-CheslekĀ Funeral Home, Sparta.

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