Michele (Hopkins) Hinkle, age 59, of Washington, Indiana, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021, at her residence.

She was born on October 20, 1961, to Hubert M. and Eleanore (Smith) Hopkins, in Jasper, Indiana.

Michele loved nursing, traveling, swimming, and fishing. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and hummingbirds. She was a member of the V.F.W. Post 120, the American Legion, and a life-long member of St. Mary Catholic Church Barr Township. She was a generous character and always helpful to others.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Hinkle; her step-children, Michelle Hinkle Kavanaugh and husband Mike, Matthew Hinkle, and Amy Hinkle Cline and husband Brent; step-grandchildren, Haley Hester and husband James, Elaina Koberstein and husband Jordan, Cameron Kavanaugh, Kaden Hinkle, Kolten Hinkle, Xander Hinkle, Mattox Hinkle, Allyson Cline, and Mya Cline; her great-grandchildren, Isaac and Samuel Hester; her siblings, Trina Hopkins, Raymond Hopkins and wife Kim, Francis Hopkins and wife Amy, Maureen Sweet and husband Steve, John T. Hopkins, Denise Wagler and husband Mark, Mark Hopkins, Lisa A. Jones and husband Eric, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her twin sisters, Jane and Jean.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Very Reverend J. Kenneth Walker at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 20th, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Loogootee.

Burial followed at St. Mary Barr Township.

Visitation was held on Friday, February 19th, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Blake Funeral Home, in Loogootee.

Memorial contributions can be made to Helping Hearts Hospice, 1314 E. Walnut Street, Washington, IN 47501, in honor of Michele.

Arrangements provided by the Blake Funeral Home.

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