Ethel L. Hinkley
Private Graveside Service: Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Lakeside Cemetery.
Ethel L. Hinkley age 93 of Coldwater and formerly of Colon passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
Ethel was born a daughter to the late Elliott and Edna (McAtee) Thoms on December 7, 1927, in Colon.
Ethel grew up in Colon and graduated from Colon High School with the class of 1945. After graduating she attended Augbright Business College to obtain a general business and book keeping degree in 1946.
On June 3, 1950 Ethel married her husband of 53 years Lauren D. Hinkley in Colon. He would precede her in death on May 26, 2003. Ethel and Lauren lived in Colon until 1958 when they moved to Coldwater.
Ethel worked for Graphics 3 Inc. in Coldwater until she retired in 1987.
Ethel is survived today by her children: Janette Shell of Coldwater, Laura (Thomas) Howell of independence, Missouri, and Steven (Susan) Hinkley of Traverse City, 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 1 sister Marie Ann Wagner of Coldwater.
Besides her parents and husband Lauren, Ethel was preceded in death by a daughter Debra Hinkley, sister Eva Jane Puffer, and brothers: Frederick Thoms, and Charles Thoms.
Following in Ethels wishes a private graveside service has taken place at Lakeside Cemetery. The family asks that memorial donations be made to a food bank of one’s choice. Condolences may be left for the family at Schipperfuneralhome.com.
October 13, 2021 @ 1:51 pm
I am so sorry to learn of Mrs. Hinkley’s passing. She was our neighbor since I was in elementary school, our backyards bordered each other. After my dad passed in 2007, she told me she would keep an eye on my mom for me. Always true to her word, she did a fine job on her daily walks around the neighborhood. Mrs. Huntley was a dear and loyal person.
Susan (Shultz) Busch
October 17, 2021 @ 7:37 pm
So Sorry to hear of Aunt Ethel’s passing, thinking of her Family.
Christine Delaney - Tibbits
October 20, 2021 @ 11:16 am
So very sorry to hear of Ethel’s passing. She supported Tibbits Opera House for years and attended many performances, especially the Summer Theatre shows. She loved “her” seat in the first row of the upper balcony, where no one was ever in her way!