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Obituary for Amelia "Amy" Joanne Hankins
Amelia Joanne (Stewart) Hankins, 65, died March 10, 2015 at North Care Hospice. She was born November 24, 1949, in St. Joseph, Mo., the family moved to the Northland in 1960.
She is survived by her children, Kate Allyn (Hankins) Alnutt and Andrew Blair Hankins; her son-in-law, Mark Alnutt, and daughter-in-law, Alicia Hankins; and her grandchildren, Jaren Michael Alnutt, Kinleigh Allyn Alnutt, Mason Craig Alnutt, Aidan Miller Alnutt, Riley Scott McCracken, and Gracelynn Marie Hankins. She is also survived by her mother, Joanne L. Stewart; her siblings, Martha Robertson, Sarah Morrison and Robert Guy Stewart.
Amy graduated from Oak Park High School in 1968 and received her bachelor's degree in education from Southwest Missouri State University in 1972. She began her distinguished career in public education in 1972 as a classroom teacher in the Strafford R-VI (Mo.) School District, and later taught in the Kearney R-I (Mo.) and Park Hill (Mo.) School Districts. She also earned graduate degrees in education from Webster University, and the University of Kansas. In 1998, she joined the Olathe (Kan.) Unified School District 233 and was assistant principal of Olathe South High School until her retirement in 2013.
She was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, Grandy, aunt and cousin to her family, and a trusted companion and advisor to countless friends she made throughout her life.
Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday March 14, 2015 at North Oak Christian Church, Kansas City, Mo., with burial in Fillmore Cemetery in St Andrews County, Missouri. Visitation with the family will be from 6-8 PM Friday at the Church. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to North Care Hospice House or North Oak Christian Church.
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