DORIS M. HANKS Cheshire- Doris Meeker Hanks, 93, wife of the late George W. Hanks, Sr. passed away Nov. 23, 2001 in the Elim Park Basptist Home. She was born in New Haven, Nov. 21, 1908 a daughter of the late William H. and Anna Hull Meeker and had lived in East Haddam for 20 years before moving to Cheshire in 1995. Mrs. Hanks was a charter member of the North Haven Evangelical Free Church and was a member of the Ladies Circle. She is survived by 2 daughters and their husbands; Ruth and Donald Ibsen of North Haven, Margaret-Rose and Walter English of Charlotte, NC, 7 sons and their wives; William G. Hanks of Hamden, Robert F. Hanks Charlotte, NC, David and Darlene Hanks of Cable, WI, Paul O. and Jane Hanks of North Haven, Alan and Nancy Hanks of East Haddam, George W. and Gloria Hanks, Jr., of Meriden, and Jeffrey N. and Evelyn Hanks of Austin, TX, 32 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lois Jean Stone, a granddaughter, Dawn Stone Esposito and 3 sisters: Beulah Sprague, Marguerite Tripp and Ruth Leafler. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. at BEECHER and BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Rev. Miles Ahrens will officiate. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Burial in North Haven Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Rd. Cheshire, CT 06410.

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