She was born Jan. 10, 1928, in Galena to William and Ruby (Gandy) Sturgis. As a young girl, she grew up and attended schools in Galena.
On June 25, 1956, she married William "Marvin" Hinman in Miami, Okla. Following marriage, they lived in various towns in Kansas. In the early 1960s, they moved to Parsons, where they made their home and raised their family. He preceded her in death Nov. 5, 1970.
She loved the outdoors and enjoyed flower gardening, feeding birds and squirrels, embroidery and collecting various items. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending their activities. She had attended the Parsons Church of the Nazarene in the past.
Survivors include two sons, Mickey Hinman of Parsons and Randy Hinman and his wife, Julie, of Parsons; four daughters, Patty Baker and her husband, Danny, of Erie, Nancy Kinsch and her husband, Ernest, of Dennis, Roxanne Hinman of Pittsburg and Colleen Hinman of Parsons; 25 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Jean Clemens of Granby, Mo., Mildred Simon of Valley, Neb., Marlys Patton of Tonganoxie and Margaret Branton of Valley, Neb.; a sister-in-law, June Sturgis Baxter Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Ward, in 1997; a son, Doug Hinman, in 2007; a granddaughter, Crystal Hinman; five brothers; and a sister.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Gandy Cemetery, rural Galena. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.