Betty Sinkler 80, of Winner, SD formerly of Wood, SD passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Wood Community Hall in Wood, SD. Burial will follow at a later date. A prayer service will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Golden Prairie Manor in Winner, SD.
Betty Darlene (Moore) Sinkler was born December 29, 1934, in Wood, South Dakota, to Allis and Agnes Moore. She attended school in a “one-room schoolhouse” in the Wood area before her family moved to Homedale, Idaho. When she was a sophomore in high school, the family moved back to Wood, where she graduated from Wood High School in 1952.
On June 11, 1952, she married her high school sweetheart, Warren Sinkler. To this union five children were born, Cliff, Vickie, Cameron, Vanessa and Cory. Betty was an active, busy woman while raising their children. They owned and operated a café and Sinkler Market. Betty also worked for the United States Postal Service as clerk in Wood and White River, finished her career in Pierre as a night clerk and retired in 1996.
After Betty and Warren retired, they moved to Rapid City in 1997 to care for Warren’s parents. In 2005, she lost the love of her life when Warren passed away. After several years, she chose to move to Winner to be closer to family. In 2009, she moved into Golden Prairie Manor, where she resided until her passing.
Betty enjoyed bowling and the many friends that came along with it. They attended many state and national tournaments together. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special to her and she always enjoyed their visits.