Obituary for Martha Jean (Utterback) Hinkle
Martha Jean (Utterback) Hinkle, 78, lifelong resident of Bargersville, IN passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, IN. She was born December 27, 1938 in Indianapolis, IN to Maurice Ruel “Wes” Utterback and Mary Aletha (Wheeler) Utterback. She married Charles Michael “Mike” Hinkle on June 19, 1960 at Providence Christian Church, he preceded her in death on May 10, 1966.
Martha was a 1957 graduate of Union High School, received her Bachelor’s degree from Franklin College in 1962 and Master’s Degree from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1972 in education. Martha taught for the Franklin Community School Corporation for nearly 40 years, spending most of that time teaching at Union Elementary School. She was an active member of Tabernacle Christian Church in Franklin, IN and previously Providence Christian Church. She was involved in many activities including the Retired Teachers Association, Child Study, Johnson County Republican Women’s, served as a Boy Scout den mother, Indiana University Alumni Association, attending the Indianapolis Symphony for many years, Franklin Community High School Band Boosters, Psi Iota Xi, and was a huge IU Fan and basketball fan. She enjoyed volunteering at the Food Pantry and Study Connections.
Survivors include her son Charles Eric Hinkle (Pam) of Indianapolis, IN; a daughter Erin Maureen Hinkle Records (Dave) of Greenwood, IN; and three granddaughters Ruth Eleanor Hinkle (John Fox Mast) of Forest Park, IL, Aletha Rose Hinkle of Indianapolis, IN; and Maura Jane Records of Greenwood, IN; and a sister Gayle Wheeler (Utterback) Allard of Bargersville, IN.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and twin sister Mary Jane Utterback.
The Reverends Evie Stuard and John Williams will conduct a service on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11AM at Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 North Water Street, Franklin, IN. Friends may call Friday, July 28, 2017 4-8PM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN and Saturday from 10AM till service time at the church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Alumni Association Scholarship Fund in care of Johnson County Community Foundation, 398 South Main Street, P.O. Box 217, Franklin, IN, 46131 or at www.jccf.org, or Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 North Water Street, Franklin, IN, 4631. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.