Ian Palmer Hawkins

March 12, 1994August 4, 2021

Ian Palmer Hawkins, 27, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Wednesday August 4, 2021 with his fiancée, sisters, and his mom near his side.

Ian was born March 12, 1994 in Kansas City, Missouri to Jerry and Stacey (Schulz) Hawkins. He was a 2012 graduate of Liberty High and was a letterman in diving and swimming. He then attended University of Missouri-Rolla majoring in Chemical Engineering. Ian really enjoyed skateboarding, ultimate frisbee, and golf as well as he had a strong passion for baseball/softball. Folks might remember him as the best delivery guy for their Northern Light’s Pizza’s as well as Domino’s. Ian started with FedEx as a package handler working his way to an Area Manager overseeing new hires and retention of employees, as well human resource situations at the 210 Hwy facility. Ian and his fiancée, Brina loved to travel to Florida and Colorado, hiking in the mountains and being in nature, cruising on the motorcycle, playing darts, trying new foods and finding new restaurants, playing online games as well as card games (Magic the Gathering), majoring in being a fireworks pyro and being the life of the party lighting up the room wherever he was and being with family

Ian was preceded in death by grandpa, Skip Schulz; father, Gerard (Jerry) Hawkins; and a cousin, Hunter Miller.

Survivors include his fiancée of 3 years, Brina Sontheimer; mother, Stacey (stepdad Jeff) Hunter; sisters, Shelby (Josh) Morgan and Nina Marie P. Hawkins; nephews, Elam, Everett, and Eli Morgan; maternal grandmother, Barbara Schulz; aunts, Stephanie (Todd) Herthel and family and Sarah (Brian) Gaddy and family; in-laws; Jessica Bradshaw, Erik (Bree) Sontheimer, Caleb and Allyson Bradshaw, Donald and Susan St. Ama; 4 fur babies; as well as many friends and loved ones.

A Memorial Celebration will be Saturday August 28 from 11 AM - 5 PM at Stocksdale Park in Liberty, Missouri; please bring an appetizer, food, drinks, and your chairs.


  • Memorial Gathering/Picnic

    Saturday, August 28, 2021


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Elijah Anderson

August 12, 2021

I just started as a package handler when I first meet Ian. Ian was known as the guy to go to for anything and I was always happy to see him walking around my area. One time while working, me and him bonded over MTG. He was super excited to talk about the card games he played the night before and it was very cool to meet someone else that shared my same interests. The next day I decided to give him a rare card at work and I could tell it made his day. The next week he told me about how he used the card to win a game and I could tell I gave it to the right person. Even though I only knew him for about 3 weeks, I will greatly miss him. He was truly special.

Lucy Lovier

August 12, 2021

So I needed help painting my barn. Ian was great. Then I was getting ready for a barn sale and Ian helped. We had a great time. I could see his creativity spilling over in many ways. We talked about life, relationships and everything in-between. I am sad he is in another place. So very sorry for the family's loss.

Laura Taylor

August 11, 2021

Stacey and family,

I’m so sorry to hear about Ian’s passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I will be thinking of you and your family in the days to come. I did not know Ian, but have heard about him from your mom.

Take care. Laura Taylor

Denise Hawkins

August 6, 2021

Ian had such a big heart and love for people. He always made me feel welcome. His love of family and friends was evident in everything he did. Love his big smile as he walked his Grandma to her seat at Shelby and Josh’s wedding.

Rhonna Burch

August 5, 2021

I am so grateful Ian came into my life for a brief moment, I’ll never forget the confidence he taught me, confidence to laugh even when life wasn’t very bright, and confidence to be unapologetically yourself even when you may feel insecure. I remember Ian just wanting to be happy in life, and everyday no matter what, he made happiness happen. I am so happy to see he found someone who he found love with, like I said, his heart was gold, and my deepest condolences go out to those who loved him.

Brina Sontheimer

August 5, 2021

I'll never forget when I realized I had fallen in love with Ian. When we first started dating, long before we lived together, he used to pick me up in his car and we'd cruise around the back roads, listening to music and talking about the world and everything in it. We had no destination, we just wanted to be with each other for a little while, completely enthralled with one another. It was on one of those days, when we stopped by his house afterwards to have a little fire. It was a beautiful summer night. We were laying down in the driveway, looking at the stars, and listening to our favorite songs. Laying there with him without a care in the world, I thought to myself "I never want this to end." That was when I realized I was completely, deeply, and irrevocably in love with Ian. I still feel that way 3 years later. The adventures never ended, and neither did that thrill of being in each other's company.

(Picture is in my old apartment. We had dating maybe a week at that point. That was out first picture together)

Jared West

August 5, 2021

Ian I’ll never forget all the memories we made in Elementary school, Middle school, Jr. High school and High school. You always were the life of the party and lifted the spirits of all those you came in contact with. You will be missed and still very loved. Rest easy brother.

Bree Sontheimer

August 5, 2021

Brina blossomed with Ian by her side. We are so lucky they found each other. We will never forget when he came over to ask for her hand in marriage. He was so nervous, it was cute. We will miss him, especially screaming in my microphone at the lake😉❤️

Dad and Bree

Susan St Ama

August 5, 2021

We will always treasure having the pleasure and privilege of having Ian in our lives. He earned a place in our hearts and became another grandson to us. He will be greatly missed.

Don and Susan St. Ama

Shelby Morgan

August 5, 2021