Charles R. Hankins, M.D.

HANKINS-Charles Robert “Bob”, M.D., F.A.C.P. Born 3/27/14, died 7/6/06. Dr. Hankins was born in Morning Sun, IA to Charles B. Hankins, DD, a Methodist Minister and Madge Hankins. In 1935 he graduated from Morning Side College where he was an alternate Rhodes Scholar. He married Fern C. Harris on 12/24/35 in Morning Side, IA. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1939 with the highest grades in the school. He then served a year’s internship at the University of Nebraska before moving to Detroit to do his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. This was interrupted in 1941 after he enlisted in the Army and was sent to Alaska. When the war ended in 1945, he returned to Detroit to finish his residency, then, in 1946, he moved the family to Omaha where he set up his medical practice in Internal Medicine. In 1960 he was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Hankins was on the staff of Clarkson, Methodist and Immanuel Hospitals for 30 years. His passion was family, medicine, golf and travel. He and Fern traveled twice around the world, over the years visiting 76 countries. After he retired from active medical practice in 1976, he spent the next 8 years working part time for the Social Security Administration, reviewing disability claims. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle healer and a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Lawrence Hankins. He is survived by his wife, Fern C. Hankins; daughter, Barbara Louise Sarkis; son, Robert Harris Hankins; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Memorials to First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass, Omaha, NE 68132. No Visitation.


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