Barbara A. (Hunter) Hinkle passed away on January 8, 2020. Barbara was born in Hamden Md, on July 14, 1938, the 5th of 6 children born to Lee and Ida (Peregoy) Hunter. The Hunters are a very close knit and loving family, and this is how Barbara would eventually raise her own family.
Barbara was raised in Hamden and graduated in 1958 from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in Baltimore, Maryland.
After graduation Barbara worked at Mount Vernon Mills in Baltimore. While at work one day, Michael Hinkle walked into the office and Barbara leaned over to her coworker and proclaimed, “I’m going to marry that man.” 5 years later on June 23th 1962, Barbara Hunter and Michael Hinkle were wedded in Holy Matrimony.
Barbara and Michael welcomed their first child, Laura Ann in 1964 and in 1966 they moved to Reverdy Road, next door to Barbara’s sister Vera (who helped raise their children) shortly before the birth of their 2nd daughter Jodi Lynn. Thomas Michael was born in 1970 and the community of family’s on and surrounding Reverdy Road will always be part of our family, especially the Worthington’s and Taylors. The St. Mary’s Govans community will also always remain a part of our family. Barbara was active in the PTA, Mothers Club, Boy Scout Troop and Alumni Association. At St Mary’s Barbara made many lifelong friends that traveled together with “the Hunter Sisters” on many bus excursions, always returning with great stories of their adventures and shenanigans.
Barbara and Michael spent their Honeymoon in Ocean City, Md and would continue to vacation and eventfully summer at their 13th Street condo, every year, until, after 50 years on Reverdy Road; they moved permanently to Ocean City.
Barbara’s greatest gift and joy in life was being “Nan” to her grandchildren Sydney, Chloe, Michael, Ava and Zoe.
Barbara will be remembered by her family, friends and neighbors for her Famous Coconut Cakes that she made at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter and for throwing her famous “basement parties” on Reverdy Road.
Barbara leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Michael Hinkle, her daughter Laura HInkle and Husband David Lockwood of Ocean City, Daughter Jodi Corbitt and husband John of Catonsville, son Thomas Hinkle and wife Lisa of Ocean City. 5 Grandchildren, Sydney and Chloe Corbitt of Catonsville, Michael Todd of Ocean City and Ava and Zoe Hinkle of Ocean City. Her sister Linda Thompson of Hampden, Cousin Paula (Edward) Kemp, sisters- in -law Shirley Hohrein, Elizabeth Hinkle-Neubeck, brothers- in -law Neal and Jimmy Hinkle and many loving nieces and nephews.
Barbara joins her siblings Vera (Earl) Munzer, Doris (Tom) Pierce, Albert (Gloria) Hunter and Olivia Ravadge, who donated her bone marrow to Barbara in 2001 so that we were able to have her with us for another 18 years.
Our family would like to express our eternal gratitude to Linda Sturgis for her experience, kindness and humor while guiding us through this journey. Linda cared for and took excellent care of not only Barbara, but entire family during the last months of her life.
A good life is really something to celebrate. A good life is measured by the people’s whose lives you’ve touched and who have touched yours. A viewing will be held at Candle Light Funeral Home located on 1835 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228 on Sunday, January 12th from 2 :00 to 5:00pm. A brief service will be held Monday January 13th at Candle Light at 10am with internment to follow at Pleasant Grove UMC 15300 Dover Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Coastal Hospice PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD. 21802 or the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company PO Box 27 Ocean City, Md. 21843.
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