Stephen Hankens, age 65, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey R. deVega will officiate. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Military services will be conducted by the Cherokee V.F.W. L. A. Wescott Post #2253. Services are under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.