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Obituary: Hinkle, Nina May

Age 90

HINKLE, Nina May
(Age 90)

Beloved mother, “Grammy”, and Great-Grammy went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 18, 2012.

She was born June 9, 1922 to Perry and May (Murrah) Stone in Forest City, MO, the middle of five children.

She grew up on a farm near Fortescue, MO, and married Harold Hinkle July 7, 1938.

During WWII she worked at North American Aviation in Kansas City, MO, and rode a scooter delivering parts.

Throughout the 1940s and mid-1950s, Nina was a waitress and fry cook.

She also worked at the Oakland Police Department as a key punch operator for 20 years.
She became a widow in 1977.

Nina moved to Spokane in 1985 to be closer to her son and grandchildren.

She enjoyed cooking and baking, she loved to sing, play games and do crafts with the grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her siblings, J.W.

Stone, Max Stone, Gary Stone and Betty Poynter; and her great-grandsons, Thane and Cameron Ashmoore.

She is survived by brother-in-law, Gene Poynter, Mound City, MO; sister-in-law, DeAun Stone, Placentia, CA; son, Dr. Allan E. Hinkle, Spokane Valley; her grandchildren, Daniel (Irina) Hinkle, Eureka, MT, Erik Hinkle, Liberty, MO, Bethany (Jeremy) Ashmoore, Spokane Valley, and eight great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 10am on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish Rd., Spokane Valley, WA, 99206.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Nina’s name to Valley Fourth Memorial Church.

Please visit to share online memories with the family.

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