|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1911|
|Death: ||May 15, 2004|
Edith Hink, 93, Osawatomie, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, in Life Care Center of Osawatomie.
She was born February 11, 1911, in rural Farlinville, Kansas, the fourth of eight children of Charles Willard and Cora Ann Stark Johnson. She attended the Richland and Prairie Home country schools in Linn County.
She married Lawrence Porter in Mound City on September 15, 1928. They lived in Linn County for a time before moving to Osawatomie, where he worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. His health failed, and they moved to Oregon and then to Colorado before returning to Osawatomie. Mr. Porter died November 13, 1949.
From 1949 to 1951, she worked at a drug store in Osawatomie.
She married Leland Hink on August 27, 1951, in Wichita. They lived in California and Arizona, where he was a miner and also a tool and die maker. He also worked for the U.S. Government on making prototypes for space projects. One of the projects was the Hubble Telescope.
In between work projects when her husband was working on space programs, they traveled throughout the United States in a motor home, going to every state except Hawaii at least once. Mrs. Hink often commented they would plan their noon stop to coincide with soap operas they liked to watch. Her husband died March 15, 1993, in Mesa, Ariz.
She attended the Osawatomie South Church of Christ.
Her sister, Maxine Hopkins of Elmira, California, is among her survivors.
Services were Tuesday in Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie. Burial was in Osawatomie Cemetery.
* Memorials may be made in her name to multiple sclerosis.
Lawrence Albert Porter (1906 - 1949)*
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Originally Created by: Shirley Farrell
Record added: Dec 29, 2008
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