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Elma Satterthwaite Hinkhouse

November 30, 2012
Salem News

UBANA, Ill. - Elma Satterthwaite Hinkhouse, 94, of Urbana, Ill., passed away Nov. 28, 2012, at home.

She was born in Salem, Ohio, to William D. and Mabel Cameron Satterthwaite on Feb. 20, 1918.

A graduate of Olney Friends School in Barnesville, Ohio, in 1936, she went on to become an administrative assistant to the president of the Deming Company of Salem.

She married F. William Hinkhouse in January 1962, and following the wedding, joined him on their farm near West Branch, Iowa, until their retirement in 1987. He preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1998. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Urbana, Ill., to be closer to her brother, Cameron Satterthwaite, and his family. Cameron died May 28, 2011.

Surviving are sisters-in-law, Helen Satterthwaite of Urbana, Ill., and Doris Hinkhouse of West Branch, Iowa; nieces, Tracy Satterthwaite, of Urbana, Ill., and Hilda (Bill) Bowers of West Branch, Iowa, and nephews Mark Satterthwaite of Urbana, Ill., Tod (Beth) Satterthwaite of Champaign, Ill., Keith Satterthwaite of Columbia, Mo., Richard (Anji) Hinkhouse, Clifford (Monica) Hinkhouse, Glenn (Pam) Hinkhouse and Stanley Hinkhouse, all of West Branch, Iowa.

Elma enjoyed gardening, knitting, sewing, and traveling. She also enjoyed a good hike in the woods, identifying wildflowers and birds with her nieces and nephews. She was a lifelong member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), attending meeting in Salem, Ohio, West Branch, Iowa, and Urbana, Ill.

A memorial service will be held at the Friends Meeting House, 1904 E. Main St., Urbana, Ill., at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2012.

Condolences to the family can be made at

Memorial contributions can be made to Olney Friends School, 61830 Sandy Ridge Road, Barnesville, Ohio 43713.


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