Hankins, Mary Theresa, a 19 year resident of Long Beach, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2009 in Torrance. Born in Pennsylvania, Mary was 95 when she died. Mary was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church in Carson. She is survived by her son, Michael Hankins of Columbus, GA; son, Mark Hankins of Attica, KS; daughter, Agnes Conerd of Independence, IA; son, Daniel Hankins of Long Beach, CA; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Tuesday September 22, 2009 from 6-10pm. The Service will be held at St. Philomena Catholic Church in Carson on Wednesday at 10am. Burial will take place at Saint John's Cemetery in Independence, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Philomena Catholic Church in Carson. Please use this website, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. I have wonderful, and sometimes, funny memories of Mary, my mother-in-law. I will remember her as a great woman of faith and an example for us all. I am thankful for the recent visit we (Mike & I) had during our Spring Break. Spending time with her and Danny allowed us to grasp onto recent good times. I am so glad that we had this time together. Though she had slowed down a bit, she still showed us how to cherish life and family. Be in Peace, Mary and enjoy being close to Anor and God.

  2. I didn’t get much time with you grandma but the times I shared with you will always be in my heart. I also will hold you in my prayers and keep family close to my heart, and in my thoughts. Love you and will be missing you till we meet again. Love Always and Forever

  3. Michael, Daniel and Agnes, All of you are in our prayers and thoughts as you deal with the loss of your mother. May you hold fond memories of her in your heart and always remember the smile she had. God bless you -may He give you the strength you need during this time. Love and prayers..Rodney and Yvonne Russell

  4. I am so glad to have such wonderful memories of grandma. She was such an example of what faith, hope & love can do in one’s life. She will be missed, but never forgotten. I know that she is now with grandpa & looking down on all of us. Even though I am in another country, my thoughts & prayers are with all of our family. Be at peace grandma & know that you are loved.

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