Obituaries

Joan E. Hankins

November 10, 1934 - July 24, 2017

Age 82, of Castile, NY, formerly of Portageville, passed away on July 24, 2017 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home in Perry.

She was born November 10, 1934 in Hume, NY daughter of the late Harold and Fanny Tarey Dunning. Joan drove school bus for three years and she and her late husband, Leo owned and operated the Colonial Motel in Portageville for over twenty-five years where Joan also ran a restaurant and an exercise program. Joan raised seven boys and passed along her love of cooking to them all. In 1994, she participated in the Pillsbury bake off with an apple dumpling recipe.

Joan loved reading and crocheting blankets for family, friends and pets. She adored her family and was looking forward to the time when she could reunite with her late son Bruce whom she missed dearly and with her beloved husband. She will be deeply missed.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, Leo Hankins, son, Bruce Hankins and step son, Leslie Hankins.

Surviving are her sons, Terry (Marsha) Brown of Virginia, Norm Brown of Perry, Christopher Brown of Florida, Kevin (Wanda) Brown of Texas, Jeffrey Brown of Florida, Robin (Regina) Brown of Castile; stepchildren, Daryl (Bonnie) Hankins of Palm Bay, FL, Leola (Ronald) Hankins Case of Indianapolis, IN; her siblings, Ray (Fay) Steele of Warsaw, Alfreda Dunning Hare of Castile, Janice Dunning Wolfer of Lexington, KY, Diane (Ronald) Woodworth of Orange City, FL, Linda (Richard) Tisdale; her uncle, Richard (Lois) Tarey of Opp, AL; her aunt, Evelyn Tarey of Portageville; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Monday, July 31 from 2 – 6 PM at Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, 35 N. Main St., Castile where Joan’s memorial service will be held immediately following visitation at 6 PM. A reception will be held immediately following services at the Lumberyard Restaurant in Perry. Private burial will be in East Koy Cemetery, Pike. Memorials may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home, 167 N. Main St., Perry, NY 14530.

Important Dates

July 31, 2017 : Calling hours for Joan E. Hankins - 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

July 31, 2017 : Memorial service for Joan E. Hankins - 6:00 PM

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Jul 31.17 from Deborah Lazor:
We are so sorry for the families loss. May Joan rest in peace. Sincerely Alice Lazor, (dau.)Deborah Lazor and Roxanne Burns

Jul 28.17 from Sharon Weber:
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Hankins's passing. I knew her briefly in the last year of her life, but it was truly a pleasure the times I was able to talk with her. Praying for comfort for your family.

Jul 28.17 from Brenda Jones:
Robin and Reggie, I'm so sorry to hear that Joan has passed. She was an awesome lady. May she rest in peace.

Jul 28.17 from Cindy Brown:
R.I.P JOAN . Sorry to all the family for your loss!

Jul 28.17 from Linda cain:
You will always be in my thoughts,rest in peace dear Joan

Jul 28.17 from Ron and Diane:
Our love to each of you, we so enjoyed being part of your growing up years. We were glad to share Joan for the years she was with us in N.C. She sure had some rough patches and now she will not have to suffer more. We love you all...Ron and Diane

Jul 28.17 from Rebecca king:
She fought the good fight
She finished the race
She kept the Faith

Jul 27.17 from Suzette Cobin:
We are so that Joan passed away. She was a great lady, friend and neighbor. I know that everyone at Washington Heights along with my Husband and myself are going to miss her dearly. Love and prayers go out to her family.