Marjorie E. Hinkley, 90, Maumelle, Ark.

On June 20, 2019, God called Marjorie E. Hinkley to her eternal home.

She was born August 12, 1928, to the late John and Marie Pfaff in Huntingburg, Indiana. She grew up on a farm in Ireland, Indiana, where she welcomed four brothers (Louis, Victor, Richard and Ronald) and her dear sister (Dolores).

Marge was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Jack (2003) and by their son, John, and daughter, Donna, two brothers and her sister.

The Pfaff family were members of St. Mary’s Catholic church and Marge attended school there. After leaving high school, she lived at Saint Mary’s of the Woods College for 2 years, serving in the dining hall. Marge then moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where she met and married the late Warren G. Hinkley (Jack) in 1951. They moved to Flint, Michigan, in 1953 and eventually settled in Swartz Creek, Michigan. God blessed them with a son, John, and two daughters, Janice and Donna. In Swartz Creek, she joined the Church of Christ where she faithfully attended and served as the nursery caregiver for many years. She was a talented seamstress and cook, generously sharing her creations with others. Marge had a fun-loving spirit and enjoyed countless adventures with her daughter and sister and girlfriends. She doted on Johnny and Donna, who were both born with developmental disabilities. It is such a comfort to know she is with them again. Marge lovingly supported Jan and shared many escapades with her. They maintained a close relationship; she lived with Jan and David since 2002.

Marge leaves a legacy of love, which includes her daughter, Jan, and husband, David, of Maumelle, Arkansas; three granddaughters, Hillary, Miranda (Andy) and Kathryn (Caleb); and four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Adilyn, Charlotte and Hannah. She also leaves two brothers and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends to remember her.

A memorial service to celebrate her life, will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, Indiana, on September 1, 2019, immediately following the 10 a.m. Mass.

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