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Eleanore Davis Hinkle

BRIGHTON, MI: Eleanore Davis Hinkle, age 93, of Brighton, Michigan, formerly of Fremont, Ohio passed away on June 25, 2014.

Born November 14, 1920 in Warren, Ohio to Griffith J. and Alta E. (Green) Davis. Eleanore graduated in 1939 from Warren G. Harding High School and attended Warren Business College. From 1941-1946 she was employed as a legal secretary with a Warren law firm.

On February 16, 1946 Eleanore married Robert Warren Hinkle, her high school sweetheart. They moved to Fremont in July of 1955. Eleanore worked as a legal secretary for various attorneys from 1963-1982. Robert was an architect in Fremont from 1955-1985.

Eleanore was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was a pianist in the beginners Sunday school department for ten years, a charter member of the hand bell choir, as well as a member of Hope Missionary Circle of which she was president and secretary at various times. She was also on the service committee of the Altar Guild for many years.

Eleanore's faith, family, and home were of the utmost importance to her. She spent many hours gardening with her "Sweetie". Each meal was made with loving care. She took great pride in sewing clothes for her daughter and herself. She even made matching Hawaiian outfits for herself and Robert when they traveled to Hawaii on their 25th Wedding Anniversary.

Eleanore is survived by her daughter, Nancy K. (James) Diehr, Brighton, MI; son, James D. (Marlene) Hinkle, Galapagos Islands; six grandchildren, (Amy, Shelly, Marlene, Edmundo, Hillary and Justin); seven great grandchildren; sister, Anne Stuart, Stow, OH; half-brother, John E. (Kathy) Davis, Clinton, NY; sisters-in-law, Patricia Davis, Baltimore, MD, and Clara Hinkle (Art) Davis, Warren, OH.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert who died on October 5, 1989; an infant son; her parents; and brothers, Sheldon M. (Jean) Davis and Ned 0. Davis.

Eleanore's family and friends will gather at Oakwood Cemetery in Fremont, Ohio for a private graveside committal in August.

Please leave a message of comfort to the Hinkle family by calling 1.877.231.7900 or sign the guestbook at

Arrangements by Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg, Michigan.
Published in the The News-Messenger on June 28, 2014
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