June Hinkle (June Bug)
June was born June 8, 1926 in Logansport, Indiana to George Byron Sholty & Ruth (Packard) Sholty.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe D. Hinkle; daughter, Kathy Dingo (Michael Dingo); son, Michael Hinkle; brothers, Charles (Bud) Sholty and George (Buzzy) Sholty; and sister Sue Miller.
She is survived by her son, David Hinkle and his wife Mary Lou, and her daughter-in-law Teresa Hinkle; grandchildren, Kelli Goodnight, Broc Hinkle, Jessica Torma, Matt Torma, John Torma, Catherine Torma, Mayzie Hinkle, Gina Dingo Curl, August Smith, Shannon Hughes, and Michael Hinkle II.
Also surviving are her great grandchildren, Finlee Hinkle, Miles Hinkle, Griffin Hinkle, Alek Briggs, Ava Briggs, Hunter Curl, Kennedy Curl, John Curl II, Samantha Benedict, Brennan Hinkle, Grady Hinkle and Lena Hinkle (who loved to push her Nanny around in her wheelchair).
June graduated from Washington Township High School and then the International Business College in Fort Wayne. After graduation she returned to Cass County where she met a young pilot who had just returned from the war. Joe and June were married on June 26, 1948. Her husband planned on becoming a commercial airline pilot, but an injury to his father drew him back to the family farm where they farmed together and resided most of their lives.
June was a beautiful lady who always dressed up before going out in public. What most people didn’t see was how hard she worked on the farm with her husband while tending to three children. June and Joe lived off the land mostly. She always provided whatever was needed for her family.
She loved to mushroom hunt. She always cherished and reminisced about her annual mushroom hunting trips with her dear friends, where they would travel to Michigan or Wisconsin and come back with coolers full of mushrooms.
The most important thing she did was providing the love that created a tight family bond. Her love and devotion to Joe provided a wonderful life for her children and was an example they learned from. June taught her children to live by the golden rule, “Do you love one another, are you always kind and true, do you do unto others as you would have them do to you?” This was her life lesson and instilled it in all her loved ones. She also taught them all that matters is how bad you thought things were, that there were many others worse off than you, so count your blessings.
She will be sadly missed by all.
June's service will be private and burial will be in the Walton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Walton & Tipton Township Library, 110 N. Main Walton, IN 46994.
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