Phyllis Elma (Blain) Hankins

Born: Sat., Jun. 25, 1932
Died: Fri., Mar. 20, 2020

Family to do services at later date

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Phyllis E. Hankins

June 25, 1932 – March 20, 2020

Phyllis Elma Hankins, 87, of Mishawaka passed away at 1:50 p.m. Friday, March 20th in her residence surrounded by her loving family. Phyllis was born June 25, 1932 in South Bend to the late Irene and Fred Blain and was a lifetime area resident. On September 16, 1950 as Phyllis E. Blain she married Glenn C. Hankins who preceded her in death, April 2, 1997. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey E. Hankins and a brother, Rodney Blain. She is survived by her sons, Michael E. Hankins of Mishawaka, Timothy A. Hankins (Lisa) of Indianapolis, IN and James E. Hankins of South Bend; three grandchildren, Alexandra, Andrew, and James Hankins; three great-grandchildren, Keogh, Ivie, and Marrabella; one sister, Patricia Plank of South Bend; a brother, Richard Blain (Kathy) of South Bend; and a sister-in-law, Jacqueline D. Hankins of South Bend.

Phyllis was a lifetime homemaker who lived to entertain and feed family and friends with culinary delights. She was an avid card player and loved to fish and bowl.

Cremation will take place. Private family services will be held at a later date. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions in Phyllis’ name may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, c/o Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Family and friends may leave email condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Phyllis's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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Helen Kiskowski
   Posted Sat March 28, 2020
Phyllis was a good neighbor and I enjoyed every minute I knew her. Helen Kiskowski

Sharon Hardman Gregor
   Posted Tue March 31, 2020
So sorry to learn of the passing of another treasured member of our former Clay Township / Hollyhock Road community. She was such a beautiful lady. I bid peace to Mike, Tim, Jim and all who loved her.