Joanne M. Hinkley

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Oct. 11, 2017

Joanne M. Hinkley, 82, of Tunkhannock, passed away on Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, 2017, at Tyler Memorial Hospital.

Joanne was born on April 25, 1935, in West Auburn, daughter of the late Searle (d. Jan. 12, 1987) and Lola Greene Swisher (d. Oct. 9, 1981).

Growing up in the Meshoppen area, she was a graduate of Meshoppen High School with the class of 1953. Joanne was employed as a machinist with the Bendix Corporation in South Montrose, for more than 30 years.

Joanne was a member of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star Meshoppen Chapter #70. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and travelling in her younger years, especially out West with her son, Barry. She was loved by her family very much and loved all of her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons: Barry Lott of Tunkhannock, Michael Lott Sr. and his wife Sandy of Norman, Okla., William 'Dale' Lott of Scranton, and Mark Lott and his wife Sarah of Raleigh, N.C.; her grandchildren: Kristina Lott, Michael Lott Jr., and Joanne Lott; her sister Betty VanDusen of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ed Hinkley (d. May 31, 1977), and siblings: Robert Swisher, Duane Swisher, and Gail Burr.

Abiding by Joanne's requests, funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment in the Jersey Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 8206 SR 6, Meshoppen.

Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joanne's name to the .
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Sheldon Funeral Home - Meshoppen, PA - Meshoppen
8212 SR 6 (Main St.) PO Box 66
Meshoppen, PA 18630
(570) 833-5637
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Published in The Wyoming County Examiner on Oct. 18, 2017