Ardath Mae Hinman, 89, of Carter, South Dakota passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center in Winner, SD.
Funeral service were held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Carter Gospel Fellowship in Carter, SD. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.
Ardath Mae Hinman passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the Winner Regional Hospital; one month before her 90th birthday. Ardath was born to Frank and Hattie (Blankenhagen) Hakl , April 15, 1925, at her parents’ homestead near Wood, SD. Ardath attended grade school at the Rosebud Valley School and graduated from Wood High School in 1942 as the valedictorian of her class. She attended the University of South Dakota for a year before teaching in various schools. She finished her degree in 1949. In each school she taught music along with other subjects.
She was united in marriage to Byron B. Hinman on July 2, 1950, the beginning of sixty-three years as a devoted and supportive wife; a great example to her family. Three girls and a boy were born to this union.
Ardath will always be fondly remembered for her hospitality. She loved to have family meals with everyone present. She also loved to garden and had beautiful flowers in the yard. Most important to her was her faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, a faith she loved to share with others. She was a member of Carter Gospel Fellowship Church and Gideon’s Auxiliary. She taught Good News Club for many years and helped with Vacation Bible School. She was also active in the Southern Bell Cattlewomen organization.
She and Byron enjoyed traveling and attending Farm Bureau and Gideon Conventions. For many years they seldom missed the State Fair.
She always kept an interest in her grandchildren and their activities. She prayed for her family daily. The family always came to her for advice on political issues and how to vote.