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EL DORADO TIMES, 24 February 2000
Obituary of OPAL HINNEN
Opal Hinnen, 77, a longtime resident of Potwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Potwin Methodist Church.  Interment will be at McGill Cemetery in Potwin.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Lamb-Nutter Mortuary in Whitewater where the family will greet friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The casket will be closed the day of the service at the church but open for visitation on Thursday.

She was born Feb. 7, 1923 at Arkansas City, to Nathan and Ethel (Throckmorton) Brooks. She married Harold E. Hinnen at Eagle Pass, Texas on April 22, 1943. He preceded her in death Dec. 20, 1992. They moved from Texas to Potwin in 1946.

She was an active member of the Potwin Methodist Church and a former member of the WSCS and the Friday Study Club. She worked at Whitmore Hardware in Potwin for approximately 15 years and delivered the Shopper's Guide in Potwin for 17 years.

She is survived by three sons, Billy Hinnen of Guam, Dean Hinnen of Lumberton, N.C. and Fred Hinnen of Reno, Nev.; two daughters, Janice Bailey of El Dorado and Sharon McAllister of Newton; her mother, Ethel Brooks of El Dorado; one sister, Nina McHatton of El Dorado; two brothers, Robert Brooks of El Dorado and Harold Brooks of Canon City, Colo.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established for the Potwin Methodist Church. 
Transcribed and Contributed by Jan Reading


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