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Ex-sheriff Who Was 92 In June Succumbs

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 6:45 p.m. 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 2:30 p.m. 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 Primitive Baptist Church, who resides in Evansville.  Mr. Hinkley was a member for many years of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church 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., Mrs Angeline 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.



Originally submitted by Betty Sellers