Amy S. Hinkle

January 29, 1958 ‒ July 28, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Amy S. Hinkle, age 59, of Mount Gilead, passed away Friday evening, July 28, 2017, at the Van Wert County Hospital following a brief illness.

Amy was born on January 29, 1958, in Cleveland, OH, to the late Richard L. Hamsher and Allegra B. Hamsher whom survives. In 1976, Amy graduated from Mount Gilead High School where she enjoyed playing flag football and being on the track team as a shot-put thrower.

After high school Amy, went to Cosmetology School, where she began working as a hair dresser. Amy had also worked in several local restaurants in the area. Later, Amy began working at Burcliff Industries in Cardington. Amy went on to retire from Cardington Lincoln High School as a custodian.

Amy enjoyed going antiquing and motorcycle riding. She also enjoyed fishing at one of her favorite spots- Pleasant Hill. With a love for music, Amy was fond of many genres. Some of her favorites were; The Beatles, Bob Seger, and the Eagles to name a few. As an avid OSU football fan, Amy loved to root for the Buckeyes. She had special place in her heart for cats. Amy had a compassion for people, and she knew no stranger.

Most importantly, Amy loved her family. She was continually interested in her nephews, Carl and Taylor, lives and fulfillments. Amy was extremely proud of her grandson Alex’s accomplishments, whom she loved dearly.

She will be extremely missed by her daughter, Sara (Danny) Jones, and grandson, Alex Bell of Waldo; mother, Allegra Morrison of Millersburg; sister, Patti Hamsher-Jackson of Shelby; and nephews: Carl Jackson of Wyoming and Taylor Jackson of Arizona.

Amy was preceded in death by her father, Richard L. Hamsher.

A service to celebrate Amy’s life will be held at 6:30 PM, on Monday, August 7, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead) Chaplain Jeff Slider will lead the celebration of life Service.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Morrow County Humane Society and/or to Morrow County Hospice.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Amy’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I am so sorry to hear about Amy. Your right she knew no stranger and I am sure she will continue the same fashion of knowing no stranger. Classes with Amy were always a treat. God bless you all.

  • To the family,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God grant you peace , comfort and strength at this difficult time. Amy and I went to school together, I knew her for years, and I am especially thankful for a few times within the last year or so that she and I spent together just sitting and reminiscing of times gone by over the years in our lives. We shared some laughter and hugs, and I know that Amy had her share of health issues at that time. Bless her heart, she will be missed. -And YES! Her family meant the world to her, that is for certain! Thank you for your gift of friendship, Amy, may you rest in peace. You will be sorely missed! Thoughts, prayers, condolences go out to family.

  • I am so saddened to learn of Amy’s passing. She always held a special place in my heart. My prayers will be lifted for all her family and friends.

  • Our prayers are with all of you. We loved Amy, she was always friendly and had a smile on her face. We shared the love of riding a motorcycle. She will be missed. Our hearts are with you during this time.
    John and Mary Peterson

  • I am so sorry for your lost she was a great person I met her a few times and she will be missed sorry for your lost again bye

  • Allegra and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I talked with Amy in December while we were both in Physical Therapy. Prayers for all of you.

  • Amy was such a special lady. Always smiling and friendly. My sincere condolences and deep sympathies to you , Sarah and family. Prayers of comfort for you.

  • My sincere condolences to the Henkle family. There are no words to say to ease your pain during this difficult time. May the fond memories of the times you shared bring you comfort and peace. Please know that God will hold Amy in His memory untill the day when all those in the memorial tombs will come out to a resurrection of life on earth as brought out at John 5:28 & 29. Untill that time my thoughts will be with you and your family.

  • I am so sorry to hear this. Amy was such a good friend. Even though I moved to Arizona 26 years ago she has always remained in touch by phone or Facebook chat box… I enjoyed my talks with her.. I felt I could tell her anything..
    In our younger days. We hung out together often.. In art class we started calling each other kitty kitty… And whenever we saw each other we would meow and say want some tuna kitty kitty… And then we would just laugh and laugh. I don’t know how it started but it remained hysterically funny till our very last conversation.. Another one of my favorite memories, which we also laughed about last time we talked, was how when we were staying in a tent in her backyard.. and Mike Sebring and Roscoe Kenzer came by and we’re hanging out in the tent, talking with us.. (quite innocently I might add) and Amy’s dad came out, very suspiciously, to check on us… we hid the guys under our sleeping bags and talked our way out of it, until he went back in the house.. Those boys got up up and scampered out of there like their butts were on fire… LOL
    Amy and I laughed to This Day about that story.. when I came home,to Ohio in 2012-14 from Arizona to take care of my dad, Amy came over quite often to Woodside and to my apartment.. she held hands and prayed with us and gave me money to help me… Even as her own husband Lay Dying and she was caring for him… What a kind and special Soul she was. I know that God received one of his angels back to Heaven.. my condolences to her loved ones .. I know she will be dearly missed.

  • My Condolences to Sara & family….Amy was a Very Dear friend of the Belden families..Miss her talks about Sara & Alex..

  • I am shocked to read of Amy’s passing. Such a sweet person. We were in the same class in school. I’m glad I have such fond memories of her. Glad she sat with us at our last class reunion and we got to have great conversations and laughs. And like always she cared about how others were doing. She is definitely going to be missed. God gained a beautiful angel and we lost a sweet soul..god bless you all..

  • Patti and the entire Hamsher family: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Way too young to be gone. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Linda Hoch (Phillips)

  • I am so sorry to hear of Amy’s passing the last time we spoke she had just returned from a trip and had a great time . She always spoke and was concerned about others thru her own health issues.

  • So sorry to hear about Amy I was just talking to her in messenger about a month ago . Thinking about you and your mom.

    • Patti I lived inGeorge st with you Jane Howald we have all been reminiscing about living there . Please take care and tell your mom hi

  • Patti:
    So sorry for the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Patti, Sara and family
    She was a very special person in my life
    I’ll surely miss the conversations we had

    Love to all

  • I remember Amy and Patty, our neighbors growing up on Grant Street, in Mt. Gilead. I loved those gals. Cat lovers too. Last time I seen Amy was at the Dairy Queen in Mt.Gilead. It was great seeing her. You will be missed Amy. May the Lord and his Angels sing songs of joy at your return and comfort your loved ones here on Earth. Xoxoxoxo

  • Allegra and family. Was so shocked to hear of Amy’s passing. I had just seen her a while back. She is always such a jolly person and I don’t think she ever met a stranger. Allegra it bought to my eyes when I read her obituary. Gonna miss seeing her, but God must have needed now for some reason. She is in heaven with her Dad now and you have two guardian angels looking after you. Hugs and love to you.

  • So sorry to hear of Amy’s passing. Prayers of comfort to you and the family.

  • So sorry to hear about Any. We shared many stories over the years. Her family was her world. May God comfort and give you strength in the days ahead. Hugs to all.

  • Dear Patti,
    I cannot even imagine your grief. . . . .
    sisters are often the best friends a girl ever has!
    I will hold you and your dear mother close in my daily prayers. Take good care, and let your wonderful memories of your sister keep Amy alive in your heart always!

    Love and Healing Prayers,
    Denise (Michal) Richards 💐

    • Denise, so glad to hear from you. Your words of comfort are very special and also appreciated 💕

  • We are sorry to hear of Amy’s passing she was a kind soul.You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.God Bless.Dale,Kim Howard

  • Sending lots of love and prayers your way. I am praying you will each feel
    God’s love with you in this difficult times. Love and prayers!

  • Amy
    I will miss you but know that I will still be talking to you.
    You are a very special lady and great friend and glad that we were part of each others life.
    A super mom and the best grandma there ever was.
    To Sara and her family and all her friends we all now have another guarding angle watching over us.
    See you later!

  • So sorry to hear about Amy passing away. Always had fun with her in high school. Prayers for all the family in this time of need. God be with you all.

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Amy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.