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Barbara Jean Hanks

Barbara Jean HanksBarbara Jean Hanks, age 80, went home to Jesus Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. 

Born Dec. 30, 1933, in Portsmouth, she was a daughter of the late Hazel A. Capien and her stepfather Edward B. Capien, and had been a resident of the Carrollton and North Canton areas.

She retired in 1983 from The Hoover Co.  Mom and grandma, she was a poet, artist, singer, teacher, athlete, beach comber, loved children, and most of all loved her family, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Barbara was a member of Carrollton First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and the Sweet Adelines of Carrollton.  She was a member of her beloved Florida church choir and Barbershop group. 

She was married to her best friend, the late Robert C. Hanks. 

She leaves behind her three children, Steve Cork, of Massillon, Louetta Contos, of Carrollton, and Toni (Cork) Smith, of Brunswick; six dear grandchildren and six dear great-grandchildren. 

According to her wishes there will be no visitation and her family will hold private services and interment in Scott Cemetery.  Condolences may be sent to: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com.