James LaVern Hankins passed away on May 1, 2020, at the age of 78. He was born on December 2, 1941, in Rushville, Nebraska, to Jim and Violet (Eckerle) Hankins. He graduated from Hay Springs High School in 1959. Upon graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Bachmann on June 4, 1961. With this union was born two daughters: Karla and Kim.
LaVern began employment at Northwest Rural Public Power in 1966, where he filled many roles during his 38