Eleanor C. Hankey

September 17, 1927May 13, 2014
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Hankey, Eleanor C., age 86 of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Maria Annese. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Dr. Wilbur Hankey. She is also survived by a son, Robert and wife Nancy Hankey and two daughters: Judy Batty and husband Bill and Mary Scurria, as well as two sisters; Betty Wagner (Robbie) and Anne Aledda. Seven grandchildren survive her: Jessica, Megan, Robbie, Stephen, Matthew, Catherine and Taylor. Eleanor was born in Boston, MA on September 17, 1927 and married Will on May 1, 1954. She was a charter member of St. Helen Parish and a longtime member of Walnut Grove Country Club. She loved cooking for others and brought joy to those who feasted on her amazing Italian food. As a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor, she will be remembered for her sweet, kind disposition and selfless heart. In keeping with her altruistic nature, Eleanor has bequeathed her body to Wright State University. A memorial service to honor her life will be held at 2:00 on Saturday at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. with Fr. Dave Brinkmoeller celebrant. The family will greet friends and relatives at the funeral home from 1:00 pm until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Eleanor’s memory to St. Helen Catholic Church, 605 Granville Ave. Dayton, OH 45431.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Jan Holbrook

May 27, 2014

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.

Susie Teets

May 22, 2014

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.

Lisa Oliss (aka Lisa Rondeau)

May 21, 2014

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.

Pamela Brasey

May 19, 2014

Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, my God comfort you all and bring you peace.

May 17, 2014

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

Valerie Williams-Holler

May 17, 2014

Dr. Hankey, so sorry for your loss. I think of you all often and will keep you in my prayers. (Former secretary, from years ago)

Roger A. Rondeau

May 16, 2014

Mr. Hankey, Bob, Judy, and Mary...I was so sad to hear of El's passing. I have so many fond memories of Mrs. Hankey growing up next door. I will always remember her effervescent demeanor and warm-hearted spirit.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

May 16, 2014

To my Uncle Will and my Hankey cousins. I loved El with all my heart. We always had a genuine connection. It wasn't all the things that she did for me, rather, it was how she made me feel. From my earliest childhood memories, to the present,she always made me feel special. I will cherish my sweet memories of her and her ever present smile and laughter. Linda

Michele Wagner

May 16, 2014

To all of the Hankey Family: David and I are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Eleanor was such a sweet and beautiful women and will be truly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. Michele & David Wagner

Bob, Lori and Stephen Slack

May 16, 2014

Uncle Hank, Bob, Judy and Mary and families- all of our family is so sad for your loss. Aunt Elly is and always will be a role model of how we should conduct our lives. She always put her faith, family and friends first. God bless all of the Hankey and Annese family at this time.