Evelyn Kinker, 88, of Norborne, died at 12:10 p.m., on July 21, 2007, at the Shirkey Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.
Mrs. Kinker was born on Dec.24, 1918, in Carrollton, to Chester Leon and Ethel (Bell) Crank. She married Earl Glendon “Glen” Kinker of Carrollton, on March 6, 1941; He preceded her in death on March 10, 1950.
Mrs. Kinker was a homemaker. She was an active member of the Norborne United Methodist Church where she served on several committees and boards. She was a member of the McBee Chapel United Methodist Women and had served as local and district officer. She served as Carroll County Clerk for four years. Mrs. Kinker was a past board member of the Carroll County Historical Society and a past member of the Norborne Parent Teachers Organization and the Carrollton Parent Teachers Association. She was an active member of the Carroll County Republicans and a strong supporter of the Norborne FFA Chapter. Mrs. Kinker lived in Norborne since 1975.
Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Donald and Sharon Kinker of Marshall, Minn., and Ronald Kinker of Navasota, Texas; two daughters and one son-in-law, Diane Green of Richmond, and Linda Gail and Roger Leabo of Norborne; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, William and Bertha Crank of Chico, Calif., Chester and Awilda Crank of University Place, Wash.; one sister, Mary Ellen Cauthon of Carrollton; thirteen grandchildren, Kimberley Green, Dwayne Green, Darren Green, Lisa Kinker, Amy Carmen, Brett Kinker, Chris Leabo, Greg Leabo, Stephanie Leabo, Eric Kinker, Glen Kinker, Charles Kinker and James Kinker; nine great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: one brother, Charles Crank; two sisters, Nellie Ballew; and Helen Davis; and one son-in-law, Earl Green.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made either to the Help Services of Carroll County or to the families choice.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2007, at the Thurman Funeral Home in Norborne.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. at the Norborne United Methodist Church, Norborne.
Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens Cemetery in Carrollton.
Thurman Funeral Home in Norborne, is in charge of the arrangements.