Tressie Hankins Knabe

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Tressie Hankins Knabe passed away peacefully in Westminster, MD on Oct 1st at the age of 91. Tressie was born on Oct 22, 1923 in Cucumber, WV to Robert and Ada Simpkins. She married Otis Kenneth Hankins in 1942. Following their divorce, she married George Ernest Knabe in 1958. She owned and operated Tressie's Day Care in Essex for almost 50 years. Tressie is survived by her son, Kenneth Hankins, Jr. of and his wife, Marty Silcox Hankins, Hampstead MD; brothers: Calvin Kenneth Simpkins of Woodstock, VA, and Harold Richard Simpkins of Hampstead, MD; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and numerous loving nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held tonight at Eline Funeral Home in Hampstead from 3pm to 5pm, and 7pm to 9pm. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday at 11am at the funeral home. An interment will take place at 2pm at Parkwood Cemetery in Parkville, MD. Pastor Kimberly Brownwell will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tressie's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shiloh United Methodist Church at 3100 Shiloh Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074 or Essex United Methodist Church at 524 Maryland Ave, Essex, MD 21221. To view extended obituary and leave condolences for the family, go to

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Eline Funeral Home
934 S Main St
Hampstead, MD 21074
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 2, 2015
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