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Dorothy May Hinkle

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Published: February 14, 2013

Dorothy May Weigart Hinkle, 91, died peacefully at her home February 12, 2013. She was born May 2, 1921 at Ruddells, Arkansas, (Izard Co.) to George Thurston Weigart and Myrtle Case Weigart.

Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, George Perry Weigart and Donald Case Weigart, her beloved sister, Virginia Weigart Mabry, and her devoted husband of 63 years, Kebel Wayne Hinkle. Dorothy is survived by a son, George Wayne Hinkle (Henrietta Dee) of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Nancy Fowlkes (Whit) and Virginia Parsons (Roger) of Mountain View. Grandchildren are Karen Moellenhoff (Craig) of St. Louis, Mo., Kevin Hinkle (Laurie) of Philadelphia, Pa., Tyler Fowlkes (Jennifer) of Mountain View, Ark., Anne Fowlkes Nowlin (James) of Memphis, Tenn., Tanner Parsons (Halley) of Rogers, Ark. and Craig Parsons of Fayetteville, Ark. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Charles A. Hinkle (Earlene) of Maumelle, Ark.

She grew up in Batesville, Arkansas where her father was the manager of the Batesville White Lime Company. When in junior high, she moved with her mother and siblings to Mountain View. She graduated as salutatorian of her class at Mountain View High School. She attended Harding College for two years and taught fourth grade at Fifty Six and Mountain View, Arkansas.

Her goal in life was to be the best daughter, wife, and mother that she could be. She certainly achieved the goal. Years after her parents divorced, she provided a cottage for her dad to live in on the right side of her home and later provided a cottage on the left side of her home for her mother. Devoted to her husband, she rarely left his side. Surprising her husband and children, one of the rare times she was away from him was the day that she and her sister decided to ride the Bill Clinton campaign bus from Mountain View to Batesville! A delightful grandmother, she always welcomed her grandchildren and entertained them with nursery rhymes, games, and food. Many Thanksgivings were spent in her home with the best oyster dressing in the world. Her hobbies included cooking and canning, sewing Raggedy Ann dolls and antiquing with her sister. She and her sister looked forward to the County Fair every year where they entered their goods and won many ribbons. They were known around town as "The Good Lookers" to antique dealers as they looked a lot and rarely spent money! Every day at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. she enjoyed a Coca Cola. This was a lifelong tradition in her household. Each week she prepared a treat of soda and candy for her recyclers that picked up recycling at her home. She loved music and loved to laugh. She and grandson Kevin had a laughing routine that they performed at family gatherings. She loved the front porch swing where she sat with her husband and watched the traffic pass on Main Street. Her home on Main Street was a convenient place to stop and visit. She loved people and the simple ways of life.

She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She loved her church and spent countless hours there with her family. Saturdays were always days of hair washing and shoe polishing, getting her children ready for Sunday School. She also spent Saturdays washing her mother's crippled feet and changing her stockings so that she would be ready for Sunday School class. She served as communion steward and trustee for many years. Sunday was a day committed to the Lord and she made certain that her family carried out that commitment.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Ron Simpson, Lola Shannon, Dot West, Kim McKnight's Services for the Elderly staff, Stone County Hospice and Brenda Freeman for their loving care and service to her family.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 74, Mountain View, Arkansas or to your favorite charity.

Services for Mrs. Hinkle will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2013, 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mountain View, Arkansas. Rev. Ron Newberry and Rev. Jim Keith are officiating. Interment will take place at the Historic Cemetery of Mountain View. Pallbearers are Craig Moellenhoff, Kevin Hinkle, Tyler Fowlkes, James Nowlin, Tanner Parsons, and Craig Parsons.

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