Hilda H. Hinshaw

May 27, 2015

Hilda H. Hinshaw 97, of Frankfort, died at 3:03 am May 27, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.  Born April 7, 1918 in Anderson, IN to Harry Lester & Emma (Stires) Havens.  She married Ralph C. Hinshaw on April 3, 1942 in Savannah, GA and he preceded her in death on November 22, 1999.  Mrs. Hinshaw was a 1936 graduate of Elwood High School and in 1940 received her BS degree in Education from Ball State University. She taught school in Potomac, IL and Hammond, IN. Following WWII, Hilda and Ralph moved to Frankfort in 1947, where they started Hinshaw Roofing. She was secretary for Hinshaw Roofing for over 60 years. Hilda was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church and very active in the church. She was also a member of Tri Kappa Sorority, Bridge Club and enjoyed many civic activities.

Visitation and Services

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 30th at 3 p.m. in the Wesley Manor Chapel, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, IN with visitation from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial donations can be made in Hilda’s name to the St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Frankfort, IN. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort, IN.

Survived by:

3 Sons: John (Debbie) Hinshaw of Frankfort, Thomas (Sandi) Hinshaw of Columbus, David (Mary) Hinshaw of Hammond, 2 Sisters: Nancy Johnson of Munster, Dorothy (Frank) Thomas of Beaumont, TX, 6 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

2 sisters, June Sergeant and Jane Hoover.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Hilda H. Hinshaw”

  1. Jerry and Becky Hill May 28, 2015 at 11:03 am

    We have so many wonderful memories of your Mother. Our prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. She will be missed.

  2. Ron Coleman May 29, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Dear Family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Ron & Erilda (classmate of David’s) Coleman – Foley AL

  3. Libby Ade May 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I too have many great memories of your mother. Hilda drove me (and David) on my first date to the movies! She was a wonderful partner for Ralph and a fine parental example to her children. She will be missed but not forgotten.
    Libby Ade

  4. Melissa Derrick Martin May 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I adored Hilda. She was was so dear to me and everyone. Hilda braided my hair, got me through math classes, made me a special dress, and baked the best cookies. I was so lucky to have her as my next door neighbor lady. My sympathies and love to John, Tom, David, and their families.

  5. Bill & Emma Swindell May 30, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    My wife just saw this in the paper. So sorry for your loss.
    Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Beatrice May 31, 2015 at 7:33 am

    My deepest condolences to the Hinshaw family for the of a dear great mom, grandma, relative and friend. I never had the opportunity to meet Hilda but I always referred to her as mom. She reminded me of my mom who died when I was a teen. May God give you the grace and comfort to bear the grief.

  7. Becky May 31, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Hilda was a great lady, I loved taking care of her. I will miss her.

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