Donna Hankins Obituary

Donna Hankins, age 71, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Saturday, December 16, 1950 to Robert Ervin Martin and Margaret Roppolo Martin in Fort Smith, Arkansas.


Donna was a passionate woman with a shining personality. She was a very outgoing and caring person, she always had time to talk and get to know people. Donna loved taking care of people, everyone left her house with their stomach full and feeling better about life. She often would feed any homeless or help anyone that was down on their luck. Donna had a gift of love and compassion for everyone she met and it was impossible not to feel incredibly lucky to know her. Donna's love was never ending for everyone, but especially her family and friends. She cherished every laugh, phone call, hug and second spent with her beautiful family. Donna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Her family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the ICU staff at CHI St. Vincent Hospital for their loving and compassionate care they gave to Donna and the whole family.


She is preceded in death by her parents; a son in law, Keith Spangler; and one niece, Sally Wigger.


Donna is survived by her loving husband, Henry Hankins of Mena; three daughters and sons in law, Mariah Fender of Mena; Lia and Dewayne Bell of Cabot; Marie and Richard Hartman of Fredericksburg, Virginia; two sons and daughters in law, Jason and Heather Hankins of Alabama, Bubba and Wendy Hankins of Alabama; one brother and sister in law, James and Cindy Martin of Mena; seventeen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces, two aunts, and a host of other relatives and close friends.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Board Camp Baptist Church in Board Camp, Arkansas with Brother Bill McCourtney officiating. A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM at the Board Camp Baptist Church in Board Camp, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.


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11-9-22 2:20 PM KAWX.ORG