Linda Beth (Kirkey) Winkle

August 7, 1941 ~ July 31, 2020 (age 78)


Linda Beth Winkle, 78, of Aurora, IN, passed away on Friday, July 31st, 2020 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, IN. Linda was born in Rockford, IL on August 7, 1941, a daughter of the late Norma Evelyn (Ake) and Donald Alden Kirkey. Linda grew up in Ohio County and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1958. She worked for 25 years as a Lab Technician at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, OH., retiring in 1996. Linda was the wife of Charles Kendall  Winkle. Linda and Charles were married on July 30, 1984 and recently celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary. Linda was a member of the Aurora Moose Lodge and also the Aurora Eagles Lodge. Linda enjoyed watching the birds at her feeders and also liked to travel and visit the casinos. Linda and her husband had a great love for the river and boating. Linda's family would like to thank all of their friends and neighbors at Holiday Hills Resort and Marina for the love and support shown to them. It is truly appreciated.

Linda is  survived by two daughters, Debbie Hopfensperger and husband John, of Irmo, SC and Diana Bowling, of Aurora, IN; by two stepsons, Leslie Winkle, of Falmouth, KY and Preston Winkle, of Cynthiana, KY;  by six grandchildren: Kyle Hopensperger, Nathan Hopfensperger, Hannah Hopfensperger, Christopher Hatfield, Michael Hatfield & Bethany Hatfield and by 11 great grandchildren. Linda is also survived by a sister, Brenda Sue Carter, of Madison, IN and by a brother, Donald Howard Kirkey, of Milan, IN. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, by a brother, William Alden Kirkey and by a sister, Dixie Jean Schmaltz.

The public is invited to a celebration of Linda's life to be held on Saturday, August 8th, from 1PM - 4PM at the Holiday Hills Resort and Marina Pool House 4600 Hartford Pike,Aurora, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Aurora Moose Lodge Women's Auxiliary. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, IN serving the family.

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Celebration of Life
August 8, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Holiday Hills Resort and Marina Pool House
4600 Hartford Pike
Aurora, IN 47001


Aurora Moose Lodge Women's Auxiliary
104 4th Street, Aurora IN 47001
Tel: 1-812-926-2098

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