Laura Caryl Hinchman


Laura Caryl Hinchman

Mallory, Logan County, West Virginia, USA
Death 1 Jan 2015 (aged 95)
Logan, Logan County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Davin, Logan County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 140834185 View Source

Laura Caryl Hinchman, 95, of Davin, died Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Trinity Healthcare at Logan, after an extended illness.

She was born March 22, 1919, at Mallory, the daughter of the late Anna Brooke McVey Hinchman Toler and Walter Roy Hinchman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, J.P. "Pete" Toler; five brothers, Woodrow Hinchman, Paul Hinchman, Wetzel Toler, Max Toler, and Jim Toler; two nephews, Norman Hinchman and Eddie Toler; and one niece, Julie Adams.

Laura was a member of the Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church, the Hemlock Hills Garden Club, where she served as a past president, S.T.A.R.T., and the Red Hats, all at Man, and was also a member of the WV Silverhair Legislature. She was a graduate of Man High School and Concord College and held a Masters Degree from Marshall University. Beginning her career as a teacher, she advanced to guidance counselor, and served as Supervisor of the Division of Guidance for the WV Dept. of Education. However, she returned to her first love of teaching and continued until 1991. Her career in education spanned 51 years where she proved herself to be a dedicated educator who cherished all of her former students, followed their careers and families, and maintained contact with all of those she could throughout her life. Laura was a member of many education associations where she served in a variety of leadership positions.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Esther Hinchman and Martha Toler, both of Davin; nephews, Walter Ronald Hinchman of Prescott, Ariz., Tom Hinchman of Davin, Dr. David Hinchman of Huntington, Tom Toler of Wis., and Terry Toler of Md.; and nieces, Sharon Hinchman Tebben of Berkeley Springs, Terri Toler Dahlstrom of Napierville, Ill., Karen Toler Greene of Jacksonville, Fla., and Laura Toler Coffey of Arvada, Colo.; her dear friend, Patsy Tilley of Davin; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church at Man conducted by Rev. Randy Sites.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Old Man High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Mavis Toler, P.O. Box 627, Man, WV 25635.

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