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Maxine Shinkle

Mrs. Maxine R. Shinkle, 87, of Centerville, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, at Reid Hospital.

She was born January 15, 1923 in Paoli, Indiana to Amos and Josephine Bundy Smith. She was united in marriage to Harley W. Shinkle on December 21, 1940. They shared 62 years together before his death on December 22, 2002.

Mrs. Shinkle was a farmer's wife for many years and co-owned the restaurant in Williamsburg several years with her husband. She also served as a cook in school cafeterias, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Sanctuary of Light Spiritualist Church in Williamsburg, and enjoyed making quilts to be treasured by family and friends.

Mrs. Shinkle will be missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Max and Mary Shinkle, of Warrenton, Missouri; 3 daughters, Priscilla Shinkle, of Centerville; Harlina Conner and her husband, Leonard, of Williamsburg and Jill Taylor and her husband, David, of St. Charles, Missouri; 2 sisters, Marjorie Smelser, of Paoli and Joan Dixon, of Zanesville, Ohio; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shinkle was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 daughter, Bonnie George, on February 22, 1994; and 3 sisters, Mary Murphy, Eva Cook and Cleta Fay Smith.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Harley Schultz at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 14, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Help The Animals, 2101 West Main Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374.

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Your hugs will be greatly missed Maxine. What a wonderful family she raised. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

Andy & Natalie Laird May 21 2010 12:00 AM