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10/7/2013 8:00:00 AM
Donnabelle Hinkle
July 20, 1930 - Oct. 4, 2013
Donnabelle Hinkle
Donnabelle Hinkle

Donnabelle Hinkle, 83, of Logansport, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at 10:21 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in Logansport.

Born July 20, 1930, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Mae (Blackburn) Swank.

On July 3, 1958, she was married to Kenneth L. Hinkle who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 2005.

Donnabelle worked at R.B.M., Country Cousins Children's Wear and as a cook at Caston School Corporation. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Cass Plaza Apartments and the McKinney House. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing euchre and bingo. Anyone who visited with her would have had the opportunity to share in her jigsaw puzzle endeavors.

Surviving is one daughter, Bonnie (Denny) Moss, Twelve Mile; three sons, Kenny (Patty) Shaffer, Royal Center, Keith Shaffer and companion Wendi Miller, Jamestown, Pa., and James (Teresa) Hinkle, Twelve Mile; eight grandchildren, Kyle (Marie) Shaffer, Frankfort, Kevin Shaffer and fiance Allison Coe, Lafayette, Noah Hinkle, Twelve Mile, Elizabeth (Brent) Thomas, Akron, Sarah Moss, Logansport, Randi Shaffer, Colony, Texas, Robye Shaffer, Royse City, Texas, and Jamie Shaffer, Rochester; five sisters, Joyce (Bob) Miller, Royal Center, Kathryn Caldwell, Galveston, Etta (Ralph) Byers, Camden, and Ruth Swank and Nina (Dick) Holle, both of Logansport; three brothers, Gene (Carol) Swank, Galveston, Robert (Bonnie) Swank, Shiloh, N.J., and Jerry (Kathy) Swank, Mooresville, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Olivia Thomas, Gage Thomas, Hadley Shaffer, Ellis Shaffer and Rilye Shaffer; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, John Swank.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Metea Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Cordes officiating.

Burial will be in Metea Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. today in the Gundrum Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Metea Baptist Church.

You may sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at

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