Elizabeth Helen Hinkley, 85, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Winchester, passed away on June 6, 2019. Elizabeth was born in Knoxville, Iowa on March 15, 1934. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who was known for her great family meals and baked treats, beautiful vegetable and flower gardens, and handmade clothing that she made for herself and her family. She was a great source of advice and guidance and shared her interests and skills with her children and grandchildren as well as many friends. She volunteered at garden clubs, the Virginia State Arboretum, her children’s school and Scouting activities, and enjoyed contributing her expertise to help others. Her family has many great memories of trips across the country, both on vacations and moves to new locations. As the family moved over the years, she always made every house a home filled with pets, fun and friends.
Elizabeth is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Kenneth Charles Hinkley. She also leaves behind her children and their families — Carla, Dave, Eric and Allison Mutter of Stephens City, Virginia; Ken Hinkley of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Janet and Glenn Fahey of Cape Coral, Florida, and Julie Hinkley, Shane, Keely and Raiden of Beaverton, Oregon. She also leaves her siblings Louise, Marian, Pat and Ron, and many nieces and nephews around the country. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gale and Evelyn Reed.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 11 in Cape Coral, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Hope Hospice of Fort Myers, Florida, or to your local hospice organization. Friends may send condolences to dignitymemorial.com/cape-coral-fl/obituaries.