Alice Hinkley, 101, of Melrose Township, died Jan. 10, 2012, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.
Alice was born on May 5, 1910, in Melrose Township, to Joseph and Rachel (Spring) Ecker and was raised in Melrose Township, attending school in Clarion and at Petoskey High School.
On Sept. 14, 1935, she married Henry Hinkley in Petoskey. The couple made their home in Melrose Township most of their married lives, but had resided in East Bay View for a number of years, where they owned and operated the Bay View Cabins for 19 years. Henry preceded Alice in death on Aug. 6, 1984.
Alice was a former member, pianist, and Sunday school teacher at the Clarion Bible Church in Clarion and the Edgewater Bible Church in East Bay View, and later attended the Walloon Lake Community Church until she was no longer physically able to attend. She loved to read, quilt, do crossword puzzles, play scrabble, do jigsaw puzzles, tend to her garden and feed the birds. Alice also was known for canning and freezing the produce from her garden.
Alice is survived by two children, Max (Dianne) Hinkley and Dixie Carlisle, both of Melrose Township; five grandchildren, Max, Leisha, Krista, Curtis, and Courtney; seven great-grandchildren, Alex, Madlyn, Carter, Tara, Kaleigh, Bethany and Katrina; three sisters, Mary Swartout of Petoskey, Grace Perkins of Lake Orion, Mich., and Patricia Kujawski of Boyne City, Mich.; and by a brother, Mark, of Petoskey.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and by five brothers, Gordon, Eugene, William Dean, Ole Wellington, and Willis Joseph.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. Visitation will take place from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable contribution to a charity of your choosing.