Caroline Skipper Hanken
April 10, 2012


Life Legacy

HANKEN, CAROLINE SKIPPER, 54 of Sebring, FL died April 10, 2012. Caroline was born in Avon Park, FL and is the daughter of the late, Robert D. Skipper and Mae Gribbens Hogin. A graduate of Sebring High School, Class of 1976. She had worked for Barnett Bank and Highlands County Tag Agency and was a Sales Representative for Lincare and Rotech. She is survived by her sister, Leta (Paul) Matthews, Ft. Meade, Fl; brothers, Kelvin Skipper and Wendell (Jana Sharp) Skipper all of Sebring; nieces and nephews, Stephanie Skipper, Kelvin D. Skipper, Angela (Sydney) Ivey and Robert Wayne Matthews; companion, Rick Hanken and his children, Jason and Cindy Hanken and best friends, Peggy and Jug O’Bannon. A Celebration of her life will be held, Friday, April 20th at 6:00PM at Morris Funeral Chapel. The family requests donations to Humane Society of Highlands County.

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Survived By

Leta (Paul) Matthews, Sister
Kelvin Skipper, Brother
Wendell (Jana Sharp) Skipper, Brother
Stephanie Skipper, Niece
Kelvin D. Skipper, Nephew
Angela (Sydney) Ivey, Niece
Robert Wayne Matthews, Nephew
Rick Hanken, Companion and His Children
Jason and Cindy Hanken
Peggy and Jug O’Bannon, Best Friends


Place Of Birth: Avon Park, FL
Place Of Death: Sebring, FL
Date of Death: April 10, 2012
Sales Representative
for Lincare and Rotech


A Celebration of her life
will be held, Friday, April 20th
at 6:00PM at Morris Funeral Chapel.


04/15/2012 - Josi Moroney
My heart is so heavy for the loss of my friend Caroline I can hardly breathe. She has been my next door neighbor for the past ten years and most recently, a wonderful friend with whom I exchanged laughs and tears, plants and lunches and many heartfelt "girl" stories from our youths! What a joy Caroline had become in my life and I will miss her always. To Rick and her family, my very sincerest sympathy goes out to each of you. Prayerfully, Josi


04/15/2012 - Chuck & Dianne Cobb
Caroline was a life long friend enjoying many outdoor events together. We will miss that sweet country girl. Rest in peace now Caroline your in Gods Hands. Love & Deepest Sympathy to your family


04/15/2012 - Helen Cronin
Rick: I got word about Caroline and can't believe she's gone. She was my biggest supporter when we worked together at the Tax Collector's Office and when my son, Bill, died. So sorry that since we left the County in 1998 that we didn't stay in touch. We're in NC for summers and Highlands for winters now but will never get to see her again. I loved Caroline always. Helen Cronin


04/15/2012 - Linda Gough Glandt
Dear Wendall and Kelvin, I am so sorry to hear about Caroline. I will always remember the miles of walking with Caroline around the lake while eating yogurt covered raisins. We both laughed so hard at each other's stories that our cheeks hurt. I know she missed her Daddy and now they can be together forever. Love, Linda


04/16/2012 - Maurice & Cindy McGee
You will be missed! She was a loving and wonderful person & friend. "Phoebe" was her nickname and she loved it when people called her that. Sadly she has been taken too soon!!!


04/16/2012 - Kristin Koetje
Within Caroline was a joyful spirit. I have and will always feel fortunate that our paths crossed. I met her when she cared so deeply for her father, whom she adored. She was one who continued to fight admist the challenges of life-her resolve was remarkable. Despite difficulties, she was able to find such beauty in her garden,and in other places of nature. I will miss you, Caroline. I learned much about life from you. I know you are at peace. Kristin


04/16/2012 - Patricia (Gibson) Robinson & Aunt Margaret
As your cousin Patricia and Aunt Margaret, we had not seen you since you were a little girl. We wish circumstances had not been that way, but please know that we always loved you and will miss you.


04/16/2012 - David Parker
I am so sorry to hear about Caroline's passing. I remember as a young kid going to Uncle Dink's many thanksgivings with the Skippers and having a great time. We all grow up and go our separate ways but family keeps us together and keeps us going during times like these. My sincerest condolences go out to Caroline's family. David Parker


04/18/2012 - Ben Bane
Your loyalty, hard work and friendship will always have a special place in my heart. You will always remain there even in spirit. My life was made better by knowing you and your allowing me to call you my friend. Rest in peace. God bless you and your family. With love and respect, Ben Bane