Bankes, Mina Jean (Hienrich) (October 12, 1951 - May 28, 2002)

Mina Jean Bankes

Douglas Budget - June 5, 2002

Funeral services for Mina Jean (Hienrich) Bankes were June 1 at Converse Funeral Chapel with Rev. Martin Strom of Congregational United Church of Christ officiating.

She died May 28 at her home in Douglas.

Mrs. Bankes was born Oct. 12, 1951, in Crawford, Neb., to Theodore and Thelma (Crile) Nichols.

She was reared and educated in Chadron and Kimball. In 1968, she moved with her family to Douglas, where she met and married Bernard C. Shaw. After his death in 1972, she married Donald Hinckley in 1978. They divorced in 1987.

Mrs. Bankes worked at the LaBonte Inn, where she met Lonnie Bankes. They married, and after they divorced she remained single. During the last few years of her life she loved and lived with Ron Clark.

Mrs. Bankes was a kind and loving person and was always helping others. She enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with friends and family. She liked to watch television or have coffee at the Plains with friends. She was an extraordinary mother and friend to many.

Mrs. Bankes is survived by her children, Jaqueline Garmica and husband, Bob Shaw and wife, and Tavonia Shaw, all of Douglas, and Don Shaw of Casper; sister Marceen Nichols of Chadron; brother Theodore "Butch" Nicholas and wife of Sheridan; stepson Tyrell Clark of Sheridan; daughter-in-law Nancy Shaw of Miles City, Mont.; sister-in-law Jackie Knight of Douglas; grandchildren Sara, Sierra, Sarina, Kris, Brian, Jaynie, Stormi, Blaize, Damian, Pamela and Samantha; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; husbands Bernard Shaw and Lonnie Bankes; son Larry Joe Shaw; sisters Linda Hamlin and Deborah Ellen Nichols; brothers Calvin Nichols, Joseph Nichols and Lawrence Hienrich; and grandson Kristopher Garnica.

Honorary pallbearers were Bob Shaw, Don Shaw, Tyrell Clark, Ron Clark, Theodore Nicholas and Adam Tindell.

Memorials to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.

A luncheon at the Plains Dance Hall followed services.

Converse Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

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