IGRC retired pastor, the Rev. Joseph R. Hankla, 91, died Jan. 2 in Carbondale.
Rev. Hankla served 36 years of active ministry in the former Southern Illinois Conference, retiring in 1992 from Litchfield: St. Timothy. His ministry included three years as site superintendent at Little Grassy Camp and 11 years as Conference Director of Camps and Conferences. He was also involved in the Southern Illinois Hispanic Ministry which led to the birth of Jesus es el Senor UMC in Cobden.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Jesus es el Senor UMC with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.