Catharine Louise "Katty" Helmick Hinkle, 79, a resident of Hambleton, departed this life Tuesday morning, Aug. 27, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Friday, Sept. 1, 1933, at Hambleton, a daughter of the late Myles Pleasant Helmick and Georgia Ann Delaney Helmick. On Feb. 11, 1950, at Red House, Md., she was married to Richard Allen "Dick" Hinkle Sr., who preceded her in death May 6, 1999. They had celebrated 49 years of marriage.
Surviving are one son, Richard Allen Hinkle Jr. of Hillsboro; four daughters, Evelyn Louise Cassidy and husband, Phil, of Hambleton; Mary Lee Isaacson and husband, Todd; Phyllis "Ann" Kerns and husband, Archie; and Kathy Margarette Dumire and husband, Jerry, all of Parsons; one aunt, Catherine Helmick Shephard of Ridgeley; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
‘Katty’ Helmick Hinkle
Preceding her in death are one son, James Anthony "Tony" Arman; two daughters, Vivian Anna Hinkle and Roberta Ellen Hinkle; three brothers, Myles Junior Helmick, William Ashley Helmick and Theodore ValJean "Snuffy" Helmick; one sister, Mary Lee Burruss and one great-grandson, Andrew Kelley Cassidy.
She attended the one-room schools at Fork Mountain and Hambleton and the Hamrick School. She was an employee of the former Nella's Nursing Home at White Gables, the Parsons Nursery, the former Dorman Mills, Kingsford Charcoal Co., and she was a cook for 18 years for the Tucker County Schools. She was a member of the Hambleton United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and embroidery.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 1 p.m. Pastor Loren Metzner will officiate and interment will follow at the Sunrise Cemetery at Hambleton. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.