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Linda Marie Hinkle

February 17, 1960 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Linda Hinkle Obituary

Linda Marie (Plott) Hinkle, 63, of Russiaville, passed away at 7:15 am Friday, January 26, 2024, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo. She was born in Upper Sandusky, OH, on February 17, 1960, the daughter of the late William Harold Plott Jr. and Viola Kay (Fields) Lehrke. On August 28, 1976, she married Gary Hinkle, of 47 years, and he survives.

Linda was described as a free spirit who loved life and loved to laugh. She was the ultimate caretaker and homemaker, who raised her daughters to be her best friends, cared for her husband and had a huge part in raising her grandchildren. She always put her family first and there were many who claimed her as their “Memaw.” Linda was a fun, feisty, strong woman and defied all odds. She liked being outdoors camping, boating, taking trips to the beach, and laying by the pool with her children. She enjoyed nature, flowers, plants, and gardening. Linda adored animals of all kinds, especially her beloved pets.

In addition to her husband Gary, she is survived by her daughters, Lynn (Matthew) Cooper, Lisa Hinkle; grandchildren, Allen Cooper, Emerson Cooper, Justin Hinkle, Madison Hinkle; siblings, Pamela “Pammy” Wade, Karen (Mike) Otte, Sally (Don) Hess, William “Billy” (Denise) Plott, Daniel “Danny” Plott; several nieces and nephews; and aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Harold Plott Jr.; mother, Viola Kay Lehrke, and stepfather, Wayne Lehrke.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 am to Noon Friday February 2, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, IN 46902, with Pastor Mike Horner officiating. Memorial service will be held at Noon on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Russiaville Cemetery.

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February 2, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory
1315 West Lincoln Road
Kokomo, IN 46902

Memorial Service
February 2, 2024

12:00 PM
Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory
1315 West Lincoln Road
Kokomo, IN 46902


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