Hinkle Bertha Hinkle, born on October 16, 1920 to Allen Heins Hinkle and Hallie Mae Fisher. She departed this life on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Bertha had several careers in her life-time. She was a mortician, florist, painter, cook, and nurse. She was a member of Refuge Baptist Church and Community organization for Abundant Life. Bertha never married, but after her sister Hazel passed on, over 50 years ago, she raised her six children. She also helped to raise countless babies and some troubled teens who sought refuge under her roof. Survived by family and friends. Funeral 12 noon on Monday, April 29, 2013 at Refuge Baptist Church 400 N. 20th Street, Rev. Dr. Kaiser W. Jones Jr., Officiant. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by C. D. WHITE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 1217 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 27, 2013