Destiny Star Hankinson

Destiny Star Hankinson, 20, of Somerset, passed away Monday, January 4, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with depression. She was born May 22, 2001, in Zanesville, the daughter of John Hankinson and Andrea (Robert) McNeish.


Destiny was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. Destiny grew up in Somerset, where she attended Sheridan High School and then Mid-East Career center, where she graduated with her cosmetology license. She was a lover of the outdoors, art, and enjoyed spending time with her friends, family, and dogs.


Destiny is survived by parents: John Hankinson and Andrea McNeish and Robert McNeish; grandparents: Robert Hankinson, Rick Williams, Pat McNeish and Jean McNeish; siblings: Alexis (Jordan) Theisen, Taylor McNeish, Danielle (Travis) Huff, Megan (Michael) Barclay, and Chase McNeish; nieces: Alana Theisen, Aria Theisen, Ava Huff, Mila Barclay, and Miley Barclay; aunts and uncles: Angela (Troy) Schooley, Tammy Bates, Deanna Anderson, Jeremy Hankinson, Stephanie Williams, Lisa (George) Wilson, Lori (Chris) Rowlands and Kelly Williams, and special friends including: Dara Durst, Kieron Santana, Chase Taylor, and Jordan Lang.


Destiny was preceded in death by her grandmothers: Beverly Hankinson and Kay Williams; uncle and best friend: Andrew Williams; uncle: Bruce Bates, and cousin: Anastasia Zink.


Destiny’s stubborn, yet loving and caring personality will be missed by all who knew, and loved her. She cared about people in the purest way.


Friends may call Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, at the Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, where a Celebration of Destiny’s Life will be held at 6:00 PM. In memory of Destiny, anyone struggling with mental illness or addiction, please say something, or seek professional help. Remember tomorrow is better with you here. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 800-273-8255. To sign the online guestbook or leave personal note of condolence please visit

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