Mr. Hankey, Judy, Bob, and Mary, we are so sorry we couldn't make it to the funeral. We were in Cleveland. Mrs. Hankey, aka The Cookie Lady, was such a special person. We had so much fun at your house. She always made us feel at home and always made us laugh. My kids loved to stop there and get a cookie when they took a walk in the neighborhood.
My heart is sad and will be for a long time. Aunt Elli was one of my favorite people and I am blessed for having her be a part of my life. My heart goes out to my Uncle and cousins. She will be missed ,and never forgotten. I love you all.
I grew up next door to the Hankeys and I have so many fond memories of Mrs. Hankey. She hosted Easter hunts in her backyard with a giant chocolate bunny as the grand prize, had me and the other Rondeau kids over for dinner when my mom was in the hospital, made the best blueberry muffins, always offered me Hawaiian Punch (which I loved, and she knew it), and had a constant companion in her dog, Chief, who followed her everywhere. She is truly irreplaceable and will be missed dearly. Thank you so much, Mrs. Hankey, for all the fond childhood memories.
Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, my God comfort you all and bring you peace.
Mary, Judy let me know about your mom. I am sorry I couldn't make it over today. You and your family are in our prayers. Your mother was such a "hostess". Always seeing to others needs. She took such good care of all us college girls! You are just like her! May the soul of Eleanor Hankey, a faithful departed servant, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Love to all your family, Kris Barnes, Tom and family