Elena Marie Hinkle was born in Jackson, Michigan on April 4, 1967. She lived in DeLand for over 20 years. Elena was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and succumbed to her illness, going to be with the Lord on October 15, 2013. She is survived by her son Tyler Hinkle of DeLand, FL; mother Linda Southwick of St. Augustine, FL; father William Southwick of South Bend, IN and brother Sam Southwick and his wife Kerri, niece Madelynn and nephew Jack of Rockford, MI. Elena was employed as a registered nurse at Florida
Hospital DeLand, where she lived God's command to love others as herself. Her service to others enriched the lives she touched. She loved to kayak the St. Johns River and enjoyed life to the fullest. A memorial service
will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care of Daytona Beach or the
. Online condolences may be made at www.allensummerhillfuneralhome.com. Allen-Summerhill DeLand is in charge.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Oct. 20, 2013