Celebrating the life of Judith Ellen Griffin Hankla
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No funeral services are planned. A Celebration of Life will be held privately with the family.
Judy was born December 13, 1951, in Centralia Illinois, the daughter of John Rainey and Thelma (McGuire) Griffin. They preceded her in death. She married Jefferson (Jeff) Hankla on December 31, 1981, in The Woodlands, Texas. He preceded her in death on September 15, 2021, in Hoonah, Alaska.
She is survived by her sister, Nancy (John) Sullivan of Mahomet, Illinois and brother, John (Lauma) Griffin of Naperville, Illinois and nephews and nieces, Dustin (Joey) Sullivan, Callie Sullivan, Daniel Griffin, Livia Griffin, Trevor Griffin and great-nephews Griffin Sullivan and Jonah Sullivan.
Judy graduated from Champaign Centennial High in 1970 and Southern Illinois University in 1974. She spent the majority of her career in human resources for various companies in Texas and Illinois. She most recently worked as Business Manager for the school system in Hoonah Alaska where she lived for nearly 13 years. Judy enjoyed sewing and designing clothes, cooking, and gardening.
Memorials in memory of Judy may be made to the American Cancer Society. Illiana Cremation Society is assisting the family with cremation arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.IllianaCremationSociety.com.
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