Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shirley E. Tinkle (November 1, 2009)

Mrs. Shirley E. Tinkle, 74, of New Madison and formally of Ridgeville, Indiana passed away peaceably at Rest haven Nursing Facility in Greenville on November 1, 2009 after a brief illness. She is a native of Ridgeville, having been born there on June 18, 1935, the daughter of the late Charles and Conchetta (Stouder) Wooters.

After her marriage to John Tinkle on May 6, 1952 she traveled to many different locations as he was a member of the United Stated Air Force. Upon his retirement from the Air Force in April 1969 they returned to Ridgeville and resided there until they moved to New Madison in 2001

She had several joys in life besides her grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Her greatest acheivment was obtaining her private pilots licence. Other hobbies included the traveling she did while her husband was in the service, being a foster parent for many years, and the cooking and canning of the fruits and vegitables that there yearly garden produced.

She is survived by her loving husband, CMSgt John Tinkle, retired,; three sons, Barry and wife Gwen Tinkle of New Madison, Doug Tinkle of Georgia and Johnnie and wife Chris Tinkle of West Milton; a daughter Star Darling and special friend Frank Valensi of Florida; an adopted daughter Brenda Weeks of Florida. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren; a sister Sue and husband Ernie Coleman of Tampa, Florida; a brother James and wife Loretta Wooters of Fairview, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and infant brother.

There will be no public visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

It is the wishes of the family that the memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville.

Condolences may be sent to the family at are entrusted to Storch Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.