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Reverend Wineva Kathryn Hankamer

In Loving Memory

Reverend Wineva Kathryn Hankamer

1/7/1946 - 4/27/2017

Reverend Wineva Kathryn Hankamer, 71, of Alvin, TX passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Webster, TX. She was born January 7, 1946 to Jess Hankamer and Olivia Madera Hankamer in Alvin, TX.

After many years serving at various churches in the Houston and Beaumont area, she retired from the United Methodist Church in 2014. She was selfless and patient and enjoyed helping others.

She worked with many ministries and mission groups including the UM Army, Deaf Ministry, Mission U and has participated in mission trips to Ecuador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Haiti.

Wineva was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her four brothers, Jorge Hankamer, Noel Hankamer, Nathan (Ted) Hankamer and Orville Hankamer; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; countless cousins and many adopted family members.

A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church on 611 W. South Street in Alvin Texas on May 6, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Deaf Ministry of the Methodist Church or to Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab Utah.  Two of Wineva‚Äôs favorite causes.

Condolences may be sent to the Hankamer family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.


May 3,2017 - 7:57 pm

Wayne McEwen

Wineva went to school with my aunt when they were at Alvin High School and she was our Mission Director @ Wesley UMC in Beaumont. We were honored to have known her and worked with her. I am sure there are jewels for her crown in heaven (even though she was never one to want recognition :)) She helped the deaf hear, the blind see and the lame walk. Our God is saying to her, "Well done my good and faithful servant." God bless you and your family and all the friends she touched in your journey with grief. I hope you learn from grief how Wineva continues to be your companion. Blessings, Wayne and Cindy McEwen

 

May 4,2017 - 8:23 am

Anita Wren

Wineva and I had many fun times including a trip in her Moms van to the hill country, church camp and UM Army. She was a special friend who will be greatly missed.

 

May 4,2017 - 8:23 am

Anita Wren

Wineva and I had many fun times including a trip in her Moms van to the hill country, church camp and UM Army. She was a special friend who will be greatly missed.

 

May 4,2017 - 10:46 am

Jan Sada Meyer

I knew her as "Winnie". I met Wineva in 1972 at a Mid Winter Retreat at Lakeview. She was the Youth Minister from 1st UMC Palestine at the time. I was drawn to her through her music and her loving kindness. Winnie was a great influence in my life and won many to Christ. I loved her then and I love her now. Until we meet again in God's Kingdom.

 

May 4,2017 - 11:42 pm

Ruth Spiel

I met Wineva when she was a pastor at Wesley In Beaumont. She was always caring for others. A gentle, loving soul. I'm praying for her family.

 

May 5,2017 - 5:21 am

Kathie Walker

Wineva and I were special friends. We had a special relationship. She stayed in my home when she visited in Beaumont. I am going to miss this very special lady.

 


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