I found the obituary of E. Wade Hankins. If you would like to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and provide your postal mailing address, I can send you a photocopy.
Also, the St. Louis Mercantile Library's index to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat clippings collection includes a reference to an envelope of clippings regarding Hankins: http://tjrhino1.umsl.edu/globedemocrat/globe_name.php
(key in HANKINS in the SEARCH BY NAME box).
Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center