Date Posted: 2009-04-03
Maiden Name: Hankins

Paula S. Hankins-Lewis, 35, of Kearney died Friday, April 3, 2009, as a result of an automobile accident near Gretna.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hershey Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Freerksen officiating. Burial will be at North Platte City Cemetery.

There will be no visitation. Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

She was born April 19, 1973, in North Platte to Floyd and Rita (Abbott) Hankins.

Survivors include her parents, of North Platte; sons, Kody Dimas of Omaha and Billy Dimas of Thedford; daughters, Ashley Mills and her husband, Robert, of Thedford, Alyssa Dimas of Lincoln and Jamie Dewey of Crete; sisters, Robyn Cramer and her husband, Nathan, of Kearney, Shanna Duggan and her husband, Dale, of Hershey and Angie Ballenger of North Platte; brother, Chalk Hankins of Burnet, Texas; grandchildren, Mattaya and Whitleigh Mills; grandmother, Violet Hankins of Callaway; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She grew up in the Sutherland and Hershey area. She attended Sutherland and Hershey public schools until her senior year when she moved to Lexington and graduated with the class of 1991. She later attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

She worked as a social worker at group homes concentrating in the areas of care taking and counseling. At the time of her death, she was attending First Baptist Church in Kearney. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and also enjoyed music and reading. She was known for her generous heart and helping others any way she could.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.