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Janet Hankin, Communal Activist
Janet Hankin, who was active in the community, died May 14. She was a resident of Horsham.
Born in Bucks County, Hankin attended a one-room schoolhouse and graduated from high school two years early. In her youth, she also took individual instruction from famed New Hope artist Fern I. Coppedge.
Prior to working as a secretary for Judge Edward G. Biester in Doylestown, Hankin was employed by the Works Progress Administration.
She was a founding partner in Hankin Enterprises and co-owner of Hidden Springs Golf Course with her husband, Max Hankin, who predeceased her.
Hankin and her husband were founding members of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington. She was a member of the temple's sisterhood, Women's American ORT and the Horsham Historical Society. She was the recipient of the Melvin Jones International Award of the Horsham Lion's Club.
She was also active with the Horsham Elementary PTA when her children were young.
Hankin is survived by daughter Minna Mintz; sons Myron Hankin and Louis Hankin; and a grandchild.