OBITUARY: Ruby L. Hinz

NEWTON—Ruby L. Hinz, 95, died Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Kidron Bethel Healthcare in North Newton. She was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Cloud Chief, Okla., to John and Sarah (Issac) Flaming. On March 18, 1944, she married Milton W. Hinz at Clinton, Okla., and he preceded her in death.

Ruby had a great faith in the Lord and was a member of the Grace Community Church in Newton. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma.

Ruby enjoyed playing cards and was an avid bridge player. In her earlier years, she was an accomplished musician, playing trumpet, guitar and piano. Those who knew and loved Ruby enjoyed her sharp sense of humor and ability to be a prankster. Many were on the receiving end of one of Ruby’s teasing pranks. She also could be found in the kitchen, cooking meals and treats for her friends and family.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen Machock and Janice Classen. She also is survived by four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister. She also was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Ray Classen.

Memorial service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Grace Community Church, with Pastor Will Regier presiding. Burial preceded the memorial service at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Grace Community Church or Camp Forest Springs in support of Jon and Laura Classen, director.

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