Kathryn Nellie Hankins
April 8, 1932 - June 6, 2018

Kathryn Nellie Hankins

Kathryn Nellie Hankins
Apr 8, 1932 - Jun 6, 2018

Kathryn Nellie Hankins

MONTPELIER, Iowa - Kathryn Nellie Hankins, 86, of Montpelier, formerly of Fruitland, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at her home.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Island United Methodist Church. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Unity Point Hospice or the Island United Methodist Church.

Kathryn was born on April 8, 1932, in Louisa County, the daughter of John Hayes and Minnie Victoria Roy Spitznogle. She was a graduate of Muscatine High School. She married Donald Joe Hankins on September 15, 1951, in Eliza, Illinois.

She was a homemaker and farm wife and enjoyed crafting and gardening. She was a member of the Island United Methodist Church.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Donald Joe Hankins; two sons, Greg Hankins and wife, Jan, and Joe Hankins and wife, Marie; three daughters, Kathy Clevenger, Cheryl Reed and husband, Jeff, and Eavon Lingle and husband, Dan; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Hayes Hankins; two brothers, Stan Spitznogle and wife, Marie, and Earl John Spitznogle; two sisters, Betty Shoultz and husband, Kenneth, and Waymath Creelman and husband, Marvin; and her son-in-law, Duane Clevenger.


Becky Nolte on Sep 18, 2018

I am so sorry to just hear of Kathy's passing. She was always so sweet and I enjoyed caring for her when I worked with Dr Smith. My sympathy to you all
Nurse Becky

Kay Wilson on Jun 14, 2018

Dear Hankins Family,
My deepest sympathy, prayers and love to all of you. We were all truly blessed to have this beautiful lady touch our lives. May you find peace in the days to come with all the wonderful times and memories you have.
Hugs & Prayers
Kay Wilson

Ruby (Epperly) Taylor on Jun 12, 2018

Please accept my condolences, I have fond memories of her throughout my childhood. Sending prayers to her family and friends.
Ruby (Epperly) Taylor

Shirley Porter on Jun 9, 2018

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a wonderful mom to all of you I'm certain your memories will fill the void you are feeling now. God bless.
Larry and Shirley Porter

Laurie Schuszler on Jun 8, 2018

CandleI am very sorry for all the family and friends. Judy Knouse spoke very highly of Aunt Kate. I know she is missed greatly. My deepest sympathy.

Leslie Gifford Rizzo on Jun 8, 2018

So sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers and love to all of you. Leslie Gifford Rizzo

Chris Ziegenhorn Bacon on Jun 8, 2018

Sad to hear of your mom's passing . I have many fond memories of her hangng out on your screened-in porch.

Kae Rudolph on Jun 8, 2018

So sorry for your loss.



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Muscatine, Iowa 52761
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