Funeral services will be conducted Monday for a respected
life-long resident of Posey county and a former
Democratic sheriff with an excellent record of law enforcement, Walter M. Hinkley, who died at Friday at the Allison Nursing Home in Poseyville.
Mr. Hinkley, a retired farmer was
92 years old last June 7. His health had failed in the last three years
but he had survived repeated serious illnesses. Last Sunday he entered
the Poseyville nursing home from the residence of his
daughter, Mrs. Angeline Maynard, 730 W. Sixth street. Death was attributed to
congestive heart failure.
The body is at the Weisinger Funeral
Home in Mt.Vernon and will remain there through the
funeral service set for Monday in the Weisinger
chapel. burial will be in Beech Grove cemetery in West Lynn township.
The officiating clergymen will be Elder Elmer Fleener,
of the PrimitiveBaptistChurch, who resides in Evansville. Mr. Hinkley
was a member for many years of BethelPrimitiveBaptistChurch at Farmersville.
Posey county knew the deceased as a
reserved but pleasant individual with the highest standing and of morals and
integrity in general. His parents were Owen Hinkley
and Edith Curtis Hinkley.
The late deceased's wife nee Jennie French died 14 years ago.
Surviving him are four sons, Robert O., Long Beach, Calif; William and Homer, Indianapolis and Aaron, Akron,
Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Grace Coker, Glendale, Calif., MrsAngeline Maynard, Mt. Vernon, Miss Lotta May Hinkley, Indianapolis,
and Mrs. William L. Fisher, Wheaton, Ill., 13 grandchildren and 20 great
grandchildren and a half sister Mrs. Ida Parker, Los Angeles.