Earl F. "Bill" Hinnah

Monday, April 23, 2007

Earl F. "Bill" Hinnah, 85, of rural Gilliam, died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Slater United Methodist Church. Rev. Harold Johnson will officiate. Bethany Weiker, organist, will play "How Great Thou Art," "Whispering Hope," and "Wind Beneath My Wings." Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Dale Hinnah, Rex Beltz, Brit Kring, Kevin Withrow, David Cramer and Harry Whitlock. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Memorials are suggested to Fitzgibbon Cancer Center or the Hinnah Family Scholarship Fund.

Born July 22, 1921, in Saline City, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Amanda Fischer Hinnah. On August 15, 1945, in Marshall, he married Marilyn Brown; she survives of the home. He was baptized and confirmed at Salem United Church of Christ near Saline City. He as a U. S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and was a P.O.W. He was a member of American Legion Post 78 in Slater and farmed in rural Gilliam most of his life.

Also surviving are three sons, Stan Hinnah and Ron Hinnah, both of Slater, and Dan Hinnah of Lincoln, Neb.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.