Mrs. Shelby Jean “Jeannie” (Sigmon) Hankins, age 78, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on December 13, 1939, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of the late, Alfred Henry and Freda Marie (Littlefield) Sigmon. She was raised in Ohio County, Indiana where she attended the Rising Sun High School. Jeannie was united in marriage on December 30, 1958, at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Irvin Gene Hankins and to this union arrived four daughters, Julie, Beverly, Robin and Dana to bless their home. Irvin and Jeannie shared nearly 12 years of marriage together until he passed away on June 25, 1970. Jeannie was employed for King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana for a few years and was a Certified Nursing Assistant for Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana, retiring in 1998, after 29 years of service. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and will be remembered for her love of her kitty cats, watching NASCAR and HGTV, enjoyed socializing and taking care of the residents at Swiss Villa. Jeannie will be deeply missed by her loving family. Jeannie passed away at 12:43 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2018, at the Baptist East Health Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jeannie is survived by her daughters, Julie Darbro and her husband: Tim of Vevay, IN, Beverly Gullion and her husband: H.L of Vevay, IN, Robin Springer and her husband: Phillip of Vevay, IN and Dana Peppers and her husband: Larry of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Shawn Darbro, Renee Black, Jessica Hemingway, Michael Gullion, Jamie Gullion, Rick Clark, Kassie Clark, Alex Spring, Phil Spring and Tasha Springer; her great-grandchildren, Samantha, Colton, Josh, Jaelyn, Jordyn, Jynna, Bryce, John, Jesselynn, Daniel, Cole, Braxtin, Cameron, William, Ian, Sissy, Braylee, Coby, Eli and Colton; her step-great-grandchildren: Trevor and Trey; her sister, Betty Henry of Rising Sun, IN and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Henry and Freda Marie (Littlefield) Sigmon; her husband, Irvin Gene Hankins, died June 25, 1970; her son, Steven Allen Hankins and her sisters, Doris Lucille, Barbara Jean and Sandra Kay Sigmon.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 1:00 pm, by Pastor Matt Bruns, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.