Hazel Hinkle


HUTCHINSON — Hazel Hinkle, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Hutchinson.

HUTCHINSON — Hazel Hinkle, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Hutchinson.

She was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Cheraw, Colo., to Frank and Emma States.

A Hutchinson resident since 1994, moving from Sublette, Mrs. Hinkle provided care for children for more than 50 years. She was a member of Eastwood Church of Christ.

On April 21, 1943, she married Verne D. Hinkle in Garden City. He died Feb. 24, 2001. She also was preceded in death by a son, Jim Hinkle; a son-in-law, Allan Ferguson; a brother; and four sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Verna Neel and husband Butch of Hutchinson, and Patti Shank and husband Richard of Hutchinson; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Hinkle of Sublette; four grandchildren, Sonja Parker of Liberal, David Hinkle of Sublette, Terry Koehn of Garden City, and Troy Koehn of Overland Park; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Pearl Cochran and Ruth Ramsey.

Private family graveside service will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Jimie-Wray Mead presiding.

Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Condolences may be left at www.elliottmortuary.com. Memorials are suggested to Carpenter Place Girls Home or Westview Boys Home, both in care of the mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

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