SHABBONA – June Grace Hinkston, 83, life-long resident of Shabbona, Ill., died at 8:30 a.m. March 20, 2013, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.
Born June 20, 1929, in Shabbona, the daughter of John and Mildred (Wingert) Letheby, June graduated from Shabbona High School in 1947 and went on to attend Rockford Business College. June worked for the Shabbona Community School District for more than 30 years. After her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering her time at the local Historical Museum.
June is survived by her three children, Linda (Roger) Evans of San Diego, Calif., David (Debra) Hinkston of DeKalb and Gerry (Debbie) Hinkston of Shabbona; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann (Robert) Taylor of Sycamore; and brother, John (Sun Hi) Letheby of Dundee.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil; and two brothers, Kenneth Letheby and Fred Letheby.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Shabbona United Church of Christ with Pastor James Allen officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services.
A memorial fund has been established for the United Church of Christ in Shabbona.