|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1941|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 2005|
Grand Traverse County
Shirley Ann Hankins was born on Sunday 26 Jan 1941 in Elk Rapids to Ernest Cleveland & Marion Jane (Green) Hankins. She attended two years of high school. She married Gregory James Yager on Friday 1 Mar 1957 in Cadillac, he preceded her in death. On 16 Jun 1963 the home of Gregory Yager at 1163 East 40 1/2 Rd in Cadillac burned to the ground. The home was struck by lightening and burned to the ground, the family lost all of their possessions in the fire. Gregory & Shirley Yager and their 3 daughters were visiting friends in Manton at the time of the fire. When the family returned home Sunday morning Gregory found the home completely demolished. She worked for the Frankfort Garment Company in Cadillac and enjoyed crocheting, word searches, casinos and puzzles. She was a member of the Boon Baptist Church. She lost leg to periferral artery disease. She then married Joseph William 'Bill' Behrns on Friday 20 Dec 1996 in Boon.
Shirley Ann (Hankins, Yager) Behrns of Boon died Tuesday 15 Mar 2005 at 12:50 pm at the age of 64 y 1 m 17 d at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. At the time of her death she had been a patient at the hospital. She had been in and out of the hospital for the past four months before her death. Survivors include her husband, 'Bill'; daughters, Cheryl & Richard Mapes, Kathleen & Rocky Todd, Carla Yager and her boyfriend Phil Lipar, all of Cadillac and Audrey Couch of Memphis, Tennessee; stepchildren, Doug Behrns of Boon, Barbara & Ed Curtis of Lake City and Joseph William Behrns of Tustin; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; mother, Marion Hankins of Traverse City; sisters, Donna Porter of Manton, Mary Eichholtz and JoAnn & Frank Doty, all of Traverse City, Linda & Dennis Squires of Lansing, Nancy & Michael Flinta of Pearl, Mississippi, Sally & Don Finley of Gaylord, Selma & Carl Reiter of Boon, Karen & Charles Holborn of Vanderbilt and Judy Hankins of Washington; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory Yager; her father Ernest Cleveland Hankins; 2 sons, Gregory Allen Yager and Douglas James Yager; 2 daughters, Cynthia Kay Yager and Jayne Lee Yager; and 2 brothers, Ernest Junior Hankins and Robert Hankins. Visitation was 10 am until time of services on Saturday 19 Mar 2005 at the Peterson Funeral Home.
Services were 11 am Saturday 19 Mar 2005 at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac with Rev Lloyd Jewett officiating. Burial was in Plot 47 in Selma Township Cemetery on 14 Apr 2005. Memorial contributions were to be made to the family. Envelopes were available at the funeral home. She is buried in same plot as her baby's Gregory Allen, Cynthia K, Jayne Lee, and Douglas James Yager and her first husband Gregory Yager. Committal services were held at 10 am Thursday 14 Apr 2005 at the Selma Township Cemetery with Rev Lloyd W Jewett officiating.
Ernest Cleveland Hankins (1917 - 1985)
Marion Jane Greene Hankins (1921 - 2011)
Gregory James Yager (1935 - 1994)*
Gregory Allen Yager (1960 - 1961)*
Cynthia Kay Yager (1964 - 1964)*
Douglas James Yager (1970 - 1970)*
Jayne Lee Yager (1972 - 1972)*
Selma Township Cemetery
Plot: Plot 47
Created by: Cheryl
Record added: Sep 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29686484
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