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Shirley Ann Hankins Behrns
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1941
Elk Rapids
Antrim County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 2005
Traverse City
Grand Traverse County
Michigan, USA

2005 Mar 15 - Traverse City - Shirley Ann Hankins was born Sunday 26 Jan 1941 in Elk Rapids to Ernest Cleveland & Marion Jane (Greene) Hankins. She attended two years of high school. She married Gregory James Yager Friday 01 Mar 1957 in Cadillac. On Saturday 16 Jun 1962 the home of Gregory & Shirley Yager at 1163 E 40 1/2 Rd in Cadillac was struck by lightning and burned to the ground; the family lost all of their possessions in the fire. Gregory & Shirley Yager and their 3 daughters, Cheryl Ann, Carla Marie and Audrey Sue, were visiting friends in Manton at the time of the fire. When the family returned home early Sunday morning Gregory found the home completely demolished. She worked for 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 Peripheral Artery disease. After the death of Gregory she married Joseph William 'Bill' Behrns Friday 20 Dec 1996 at their home in Boon.

Shirley Ann (Hankins, Yager) Behrns of Boon died at 12:50 pm Tuesday 15 Mar 2005 at the age of 64 y 1 m 17 d at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City from Ischemic Bowel Disease. At the time of her death she had been a patient at Munson Medical Center. She had been in and out of the hospital for the last four months before her death. Survivors included her husband, Bill; 4 daughters, Cheryl & Richard Mapes, Kathleen & Rocky Todd, Carla Yager, all of Cadillac and Audrey Couch of Memphis, Tennessee; 3 step-children, Doug Behrns of Boon, Barbara & Ed Curtis of Lake City and Joseph William Behrns Jr of Tustin; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; her mother, Marion of Traverse City; 9 sisters, Donna Jean Porter of Manton, Mary Lou Eichholtz and JoAnn Marie & Frank Doty, all of Traverse City, Linda Diane & Dennis Squires of Lansing, Nancy Kay & Michael Flinta of Pearl, Mississippi, Sally Habe & Don Finley of Gaylord, Selma Yvonne & Carl Albert Reiter of Boon, Karen Sue & Charles Holborn of Vanderbilt and Judy Lee Hankins of Washington; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gregory 10 Jun 1994; 2 sons, Gregory Allen Yager 26 Aug 1961 and Douglas James Yager 24 Nov 1970; 2 daughters, Cynthia Kay Yager 19 Jul 1964, and Jayne Lee Yager 28 Mar 1972; her father, Ernest 17 Apr 1985; and 2 brothers, Ernest Junior Hankins 30 Nov 1995, and Robert Walter Hankins Sr 21 Jul 1979.

Visitation was 10-11 am Saturday 19 Mar 2005 at Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac. Funeral services were 11 am Saturday 19 Mar 2005 at Peterson Funeral Home with Rev Lloyd Jewett officiating.

Burial was in Plot 47 in Selma Township Cemetery. She is buried in same plot as her first husband, Gregory; their baby's Gregory Allen Yager, Cynthia Kay Yager, Jayne Lee Yager, and Douglas James Yager.

Memorial contributions were to be directed to the family. Envelopes were available at the funeral home.

Committal services were 10 am Thursday 14 Apr 2005 at Selma Township Cemetery with Rev Lloyd W Jewett officiating.
Family links: 
  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)*
  Donna Jean Hankins Porter (1939 - 2006)*
  Shirley Ann Hankins Behrns (1941 - 2005)
  Ernest Junior Hankins (1944 - 1995)*
  Robert Walter Hankins (1946 - 1979)*
*Calculated relationship
JAN 26, 941
MAR 15, 2005
Selma Township Cemetery
Wexford County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Plot 47, Owned by Gregory Yager
Created by: Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
Record added: Sep 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29686484
Shirley Ann <i>Hankins</i> Behrns
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Shirley Ann <i>Hankins</i> Behrns
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Shirley Ann <i>Hankins</i> Behrns
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I love and miss you mom !!!
- Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
 Added: Jul. 24, 2012

- Verlon Yager
 Added: Feb. 4, 2009

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