Ann Hinchman, 98, of Winchester, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at St. Vincent Randolph Hospital, Winchester, surrounded by her loving family.
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She was born Jan. 30, 1915 in Berne to Peter and Ana (Van Gunten) Bauman. She graduated from Berne High School. She had five brothers and two sisters - all deceased. Ann married Wayne Hinchman September 10, 1938 and they moved to Winchester in 1942. Prior to Wayne's death, they were happily married for 60 years.
When Wayne was a coach, she was a loyal fan of his Winchester High School basketball team. When he became principal of Willard School, she was a big supporter of all its activities. Ann was a dedicated trustee and president of the Women's Association of the First Presbyterian Church. Because of her strong faith and love of God, she also taught Sunday school for many years and served as director of vacation Bible school.
For 12 years, she was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She is a life member of Girl Scouts and was recently honored. She is also a life member of Sigma Phi Gamma. She and her husband were avid fans of Indiana University basketball and the Cincinnati Reds. Another favorite of hers was working in her yard and having a beautiful flower garden. However, her greatest love was her family.
Survivors include her three daughters and son-in-law, Nancy Near of Bonita Springs, Fla., Judy and Steve Conkling of Boca Raton, Fla., and Sally Davis of Muncie; seven grandchildren, David (Marnie) Near, Jason (Anna) Near, Brent Conkling, Lori Conkling, Scott (Lorri) Davis, Eric Davis and Stacy Davis; seven great grandchildren, Bryce Davis, Elizabeth Davis, Evan Wayne Davis, J.P. Near, Luke Near, Jake Near and Chase Near.
Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church in Winchester with Rev. Jack Hess officiating. Burial will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery.
Friends and relatives may call from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Anna and Wayne Hinchman Scholarship Fund in care of the Community Foundation of Randolph County, 213 S. Main St., Winchester, 47394 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Franklin St., Winchester, IN, 47394.
The family thanks St. Vincent Randolph Hospital, State of the Heart Hospice and the staff at Summers Pointe for their dedicated care.
Walker Funeral Home
248 E South St
Winchester, IN 47394
Published in the Winchester News-Gazette on June 29, 2013