Marcelyn (Marcy) Hinker, a longtime resident of Howard, died of natural causes, March 30, 2020, in Casper, WY. Her sister and family were at her bedside. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life will be held at a later date at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Howard.
She was born 1 mile south of town to Tony and Lucy (Hoss) Weishaar, on August 13, 1919. After High School at St. Agatha‘s, her education continued at St. Joseph Nursing School, Mitchell where she began her full nursing career. As a dedicated Special Duty RN, she gave care at Wesley Memorial Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Illinois. Then she supervised in South Dakota at St John (Medical Center), Huron.
On June 1, 1963, Marcy married Lloyd Hinker, Woonsocket, and she helped him raise his eight children. He died May 12, 1976. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers Bill and Bob, Sister Dorothy Warner, and a Grandchild.
She is survived by her children Maureen (Jerry) Vanden Hogen of WI, Steve (Annette) Hinker of SD, Jean (Jake) Schlicht of MO, Colleen (Fran) Hummel of MO, Phillip (Coila) Hinker of SD, Louise (Gary) Eddy of SD, Dan (Judy) Hinker of SD, Chris (Jill) Hinker of AZ, and Mary Beth (Jack) of SD; 24 Grandchildren and 41 Great Grandchildren; Her sister Clotilde McFarland of WY and nieces and nephews and families including Terry, Tony, Mary, Sherry, Sandra, Mary Kathryn, Bob, Ray, Joanie, Joe and Jim.
Marcy shared her love of music with many as an organist at St Agatha and pianist at Good Sam’s. Howard Civic League and Senior Center were important groups she treated with her fresh pies and cakes. Her excellent memories of her 100 years on earth surprised many. Marcy “told it like it is“!! She was even known as a “good shot“ as many raccoons found out.
It was a good life. Rest in Peace Marcy.
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