Shirley Jean Hinkle-Hatcher

January 25, 1930 ‒ October 16, 2017

Johnstown, Ohio

Shirley Jean Hinkle-Hatcher, age 87 of Johnstown peacefully entered glory Monday night, October 16, 2017 at Countryview of Sunbury.

She was born on January 25, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late James Garfield and Emma Sarah Crooks.

Shirley was a loving mother, housewife, and a regular church attender no matter where she and her family lived.

She will be remembered as a generous people person and lover of sweets.  Most importantly, she loved Jesus and sharing her faith with folks she met at the mall and other places around town.  Her favorite song was Jesus Loves Me.

She is survived by her daughter Judi (Jack) Kurtz of Israel; son-in-law Bill (Carrie) Bogucki; grandchildren Isaac (Lauren) Kurtz, Aaron Kurtz, Michelle (Jerry) Rose, Yvonne (Brian) Rose, Melissa (Brad) Shugg, Frederick Bogucki, Tiffany (Nick) Metelsky; great grandchildren Cassandra (David James), Noah, Joshua, Daniel, Hannah, Josiah, Zoey, Lexi, Ali, Javen, Loralye; and great great grandchildren Brayden, Gabrielle, and Maysyn.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of over 25 years Luther Hinkle; her second husband Homer Hatcher; daughter Susan Marie Bogucki on April 8, 2008; and siblings James Crooks and Bertha Hoctor.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday October 30, 2017 at 11 AM at the Westerville Christian Church, 471 E College Ave, Westerville, OH 43081.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Shirley’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • The ‘Greatest’ Great Aunt Ever, will always be loved, always be remembered with fond memories. Your unconditional love shared so graciously generously with everyone-friends and strangers, always ministering, awesome personality, incredible sense of humor, and immense wealth of knowledge and wisdom. I was very blessed to know you. You lived your life as a model Christian. It makes my heart smile knowing you are in God’s kingdom and no longer suffering. We will only love you forever!

  • “My Jean”…. I have loved you since I was a baby. You alway gave so much love to me. I believe the angels are so happy to see you! The memories I have of you are only happy,laughing,loving times. I will miss you always and forever. From your “Big Jucie!”

  • Aunt Shirley,
    I will always remember you as loving, happy, full of laughter and sunshine!
    I was always impressed with how active you were, you loved your walks in the parks.
    I see my mom looking more and more like you everyday. I know you are in all of your glory in heaven with our Heavenly Father and all of the loved ones who were awaiting your arrival. I pray for peace for Little Judy, Yvonne, and and all of the extended family. Much love to you all.
    Tracy Campbell (McCathrin/Ater)

  • Our hearts go out to the family. Yet we know that you are comforted knowing that your loved one is with Jesus…to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord! Praise HIM.

    Bob and I did not realize that Sue Bogucki passed on in 2008. Regretably, we have not kept in touch with the family.

    May our comfort at this time of separation come from our Savior, Jesus and the love of family and friends.

    God bless each of you,
    Bob and Gretchen DeVoe