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Eldon Hinshaw

October 8, 1936 — June 2, 2020

Eldon Hinshaw

Bloomington - Eldon Joseph Hinshaw, 83, of Bloomington, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his home with his loving wife of 60 years at his side. His wishes to die at home were honored.

A private family mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington will be held. Interment will be at Scogin Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, where a graveside service will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Friends are encouraged to come and practice social distancing.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Catholic School in Bloomington. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Eldon was born in Rural Bloomington on October 8, 1936 to James Deane and Kathryn Adaline (Weidinger) Hinshaw. He married Jessie Lemons on July 25, 1960 in Pontiac.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Jessie; children, Ken (Bonnie) Hinshaw, Judith Curtin, Deborah (Steven) Mehlberg, and E. Jeff Hinshaw; step-children, Patsy Whitecotton, Danny (Doris) Whitecotton, and Terry (Becky) Whitecotton; fifteen grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, George, and Dean; sisters, Mary Wade, Kathryn Kerber, and Mildred (Ree) Hinshaw; step-son, Marvin D. Whitecotton; and four great-grandchildren.

Eldon graduated from Normal Community High School. He was a life-long member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington. Eldon was employed at General Electric Company, retiring after forty-two years. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing softball, camping with his family, and hunting.

He was a member of the McLean County Emergency Squad and past treasurer on the board of trustees for the Bloomington Township Fire Department. Eldon also proudly served his country in the United States Army.


JUN 6. 12:00 PM (CST)

Scogin Hill Cemetery
Bloomington, IL

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