June 11, 2013

Rosemary Hankins, 82, of Comanche, formerly of Eldorado, passed away Sunday evening, June 9, 2013, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.

Mrs. Hankins was born in Ft. Stockton, Texas on May 4, 1931, to Virgil H. and Minnie Deyn (Alter) Guy. Moving to Eldorado in 1937, Rosemary began school in Eldorado and moved for a short time to Chillicothe, Texas. Later she lived in Midwest City, but found her way to Blair after her father, a newspaper editor, purchased the Blair paper. On Aug. 6, 1949, Rosemary married Vern Jiggie Hankins, in Quanah, Texas, and they spent the next 63 years together before her death. After establishing their first home in Eldorado, they lived in several locations due to Jiggies jobs. From 1952 until 1963, Jiggie worked for a power company in Wellton, Ariz., and after that they farmed in the area. In 1984, they moved to Tulia, Texas, where they farmed, until moving to the Comanche area in 1997, where they continued to farm, until her death. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Rosemary loved to crochet, cook, entertain her grandchildren and play games. She and Jiggie enjoyed playing dominoes, but her favorite was just one more game of Spite and Malice.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Johnny Lynn Hankins, and Kelly Joe Hankins; two sisters, Norma Ruth Tawater, and Virginia Kelly; and four brothers, Bill Guy, Don Guy, Bobby Guy and Franklin Guy.
She is survived by her husband, Vern Jiggie Hankins of the home; one son, Vern L. Hankins Jr. and wife Lavonne of Wellton, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Jacob Hankins and wife Jennifer, Diana Latham and husband Steven, Julia Pierce and husband Aaron, Vern L. Hankins III and wife Dawn, Michaela Hankins, Brianna Hankins and Andra Lynn Hankins; seven great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Hankins, Grace Hankins, Carter Latham, Adalynn Latham, Caleb Latham, Allison Pierce, Vern L. Hankins IV; one sister, Kathryn Ferguson of Midwest City; one brother, Virgil Guy and wife Jackie of Bedford, Texas; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many, friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Garner officiating. Interment will follow at the Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Eldorado.
The family will greet friends at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Eldorado from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday just prior to the service.
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