Thursday, December 04, 2008

Visitation, services set for South Middle School student

(Information from Parker Mortuary)

Stormy Lynn Hinklin, age 12, Joplin, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2008 at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, after a sudden illness.
Stormy was born September 10, 1996 in Joplin to Peggy J. Williams and the late Charles E. Hinklin and had lived in Joplin all of her life.

Stormy was currently a sixth grade student at South Middle School and was a member of the student council. She was on the ‘A’ honor roll and was a four year academic all-star; played viola and was a member of the school orchestra. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Carthage and was active with the youth bus ministry there.

Stormy is survived by her mother, Peggy Coleman; her dads, Carl Coleman and Gary Garde; seven sisters, Autumn and Mary Moorehead, Joplin, Dixie Moorehead, Neosho, Jennifer Phillips and husband, Shannon, Joplin, Shannan Adams and husband, Chip, Carthage, Karen Hampton and husband, Barney, Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Sherry Stegall and husband, Johnny, Steel, Missouri; one brother, Charles Hinklin, Blytheville, Arkansas; fourteen nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Stormy was preceded in death by her father, Charles E. Hinklin; and maternal grandparents, Jack and Judy Williams.

Services will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church. Rev. Bob Morgan will officiate. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Jett, Marshal Daniels, Joe Groce, Lonnie Michael, Justin Williams, and Mike Massengill. The family will receive friends from 7-8:00 p.m. Friday at Parker Mortuary.

While the Joplin Globe ran a superficial story on Stormy Hinklin's death a couple of days ago, this obituary apparently will not appear on the Globe's pages, thanks to the newspaper's change from considering obituaries to be important community news (which they are to another way to milk money out of people at a time when they are at their most vulernable.

And we ask why the newspaper industry has hit rock bottom.

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