Lavina L. Hankins, 76, of Lebanon, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon.
She was born Sept. 5, 1936, in Springfield, Ill., to the now late Lewis William and Virginia (Piper) Dirksen.
She worked for the secretary of the Senate of Illinois from 1954 to 1970. After retiring from that job, she then worked for Kauffman Engineering in Lebanon, retiring in 2002.
Survivors include daughter, Valerie Beck of Artois, Calif.; and Mark Hankins of Ocala, Fla.
Visitation is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Russell & Hitch Funeral Home, 223 N. Meridian St., Lebanon. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lawrence Fairfield officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Thorntown.