Alta Mae Morgan Hinkle
Alta Mae Morgan Hinkle, 89, of Paducah, and formerly of Ballard County, Ky., died on June 13, 2018.
Mrs. Hinkle was born and raised in Dongola, the daughter of Ben and Clossie Coffman Morgan.
She was a bookkeeper, and after marrying and moving to Kentucky, a talented and dedicated homemaker with a lifetime of adventure.
She was a devoted member of Central Church of Christ in Paducah, where she served diligently in various ministries over the years.
She was a tireless worker and cheerful servant who built a long and successful life around her family, her church and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She leaves behind a legacy of hundreds of friends who greatly appreciated and respected her devotion, her humility, her talents, her work ethic, her refusal to complain, her keen sense of humor and her uncanny ability to continually think of others before herself.
She loved her church work, Bible study, providing for her family and friends, and especially traveling the world with her handsome sweetheart. She was the loving rock to so many.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Richard Hinkle; also her parents; a brother, Irvin Morgan; and two sisters, Wanda Morgan and Betty Adams Barnett.
She is survived by seven children, Allen Hinkle of Oscar, Brenda Ardebili (Russ) of Murray, Cara Rhoads of Westin, Fla., Dave Hinkle of Louisville, Ella Jones of Mayfield, Morgan Hinkle of Paducah and Faith Polania (Mauricio) of Ft. Lauderdale; 17 grandchildren, Jennifer Gidcumb Hall (Shane) of Versailles, Erin Gidcumb of Paducah, Ryan Rhoads of Austin, Texas, Mahsa Ardebili (Sajjad) of Iran, Molly Rhoads and husband Patrick Downie of Los Angeles, Calif., Heather Jones Field (Bradley) of Olive Branch, Miss., Nicolas Polania of Ft. Lauderdale, Christian Polania of Orlando, Haley Jones of Nashville, Salar Ardebili of Chicago, Holly Jones of Mayfield, Cody Jones of Louisville, Hannah Jones of Searcy, Ark., Olivia Hinkle of Bozeman, Mont., Emory Hinkle of Herndon, Va., Ana Sofia Polania of Ft. Lauderdale and Asa Jackson Richard Hinkle of Herndon, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Peyton, Lauren and Jonah Hall of Versailles; and many nieces, nephews and informally adopted family and friends.
Funeral services, led by Jim Faughn, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Central Church of Christ in Paducah. Burial followed in La Center Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Central Church of Christ’s local ministry programs c/o Central Church of Christ, 2201 Washington St., Paducah, Ky. 42003, or New Pathways for Children, 3233 Shaw Rd., PO Box 10, Melber, Ky. 42069.
Morrow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.