Jacqueline Rose Tinkey, 88, Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, passed away at 2:58 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 88.
She was born on Oct. 26, 1930, in Pierceton, to Gail H. (Parker) Stroupe and William H. Stroupe. On Dec. 11, 1948, in Pierceton she was married to Rex Leroy Tinkey. They shared 65 years of marriage together before he passed away on May 3, 2014.
She was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, where she was a 1948 graduate of Pierceton High School. She was a member of Pierceton Presbyterian Church, was the owner of Jacqueline’s Beauty Salon in Pierceton and retired as the secretary of Pierceton Middle School. Mrs. Tinkey was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and she loved to play bridge and golf with her husband. She achieved what every golfer has ever wanted….A HOLE IN ONE! In her lifetime she had the proud distinction of having done it twice.
She will be lovingly remembered by her two sons: Rick Tinkey, Warsaw; Thad Tinkey, Englewood, Fla.; granddaughter: Kayla (husband Teric) McCool, Milford; two grandsons: Dan and Phil Tinkey, both of Syracuse; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and one brother.
No visitation or services are planned, a private graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw. Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.
Memorial donations in Jacqueline Tinkey’s name may be directed to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814 and would be appreciated by her family.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s Web Site at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com