Lois Erle Hinkens
Lois Erle Hinkens (Hefley) passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 13, 2017, just one week prior to her 90th birthday.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas.
Mrs. Hinkens was the cherished aunt of Michael (Leonie) Hefley, Humboldt, Tenn., Henry (Carolyn) Hefley, Humboldt, William Keith (Michelle) Hefley, Germantown, Tenn. and Gail Witherspoon (Tom) Fox, Blacksburg, Va. She was a fond great aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Born, on the day of Charles Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight, and raised in Humboldt, Mrs. Hinkens moved to Chicago, Ill. in her early 20s and lived there since. Always the good hostess, she enjoyed a career as a waitress at the Bismarck Hotel Garden Room Restaurant for many years.
A memorial mass will be held at St. John Benchman’s Catholic Church in her neighborhood area in Chicago on July 1. Burial will be held in a private memorial with family at Rose Hill Cemetery later this summer.