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Martha Evelyne Walker Hinkle, 87 of LaBelle, Missouri died April 5, 2008 at 9:55 AM at the LaBelle Manor Care Center.
Martha was born in Lewis County, MO on January 9, 1921 to Richard LaFon Walker and Catherine Ewalt Walker.
She was united in marriage to Wilbur Hinkle on March 25, 1951, in Quincy, Illinois. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1994.
Martha graduated from Quincy High School in 1938 and enjoyed going to her High School Reunions. She was a servant of the Lord member of the First Baptist Church of LaBelle. She was director of W.M.U. for 20 years, and taught Sunday School and VBS for several years. She was also a Foster-Grandparent for LaBelle Head Start for 10 years.
She is survived by her children Sandra Grimm and companion Jerry Brosky of Port Orange, Florida, Marcia Epping and long time companion Bill Epping of Quincy, IL, Debra Latimer and husband Robert of Newark, MO, and Lisa Gosney and companion Josh Buffington of Hannibal, MO; one stepson, Raymond Hinkle and wife Dorothy; sisters Marjorie Hearns of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Mildred Bratton of FL; 13 grandchildren, Daniel Weimelt, Mark Weimelt, Kelly Hunt, Tab Harris, Donald Harris, Rob Latimer, John Latimer, Elizabeth Clay, Paul Kurtz, Cory Kurtz, Damion Epping, and Alan Harris; 3 step-grandchildren, and 33 Great-grandchildren. Martha also had a multitude of friends who she loved very much, including Laci Bross, Karen Laswell, Joyce Waller, and Ruth Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers, one sister, two sons, Jim Harris and Gerald Hinkle; two grandsons, David Weimelt and Derrick Gosney; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in LaBelle, MO, with Rev. Doug Mahsman as officiate. Burial was in the Lewistown Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Daniel Weimelt, Mark Weimelt, Rob Latimer, John Latimer, Paul Kurtz and Cory Kurtz. Honorary Pallbearers: Ricky Kurtz, Damion Epping, and Torri Clay.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association or to the Arthritis Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.arnoldsfuneralhome.net.