Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home & Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery & Crematory
5701 Highway 277 South, Abilene, TX
May 6, 1939 – May 31, 2019
Perry Ann Hinshaw, 80, was called home to our Lord on Friday, May 31, 2019, at Crown Pointe Health Suites in Lubbock, Texas.
She was born on May 6, 1939 in Grinnell, Iowa; daughter of Lester and Beulah (Matherly) Harris. Perry Ann grew up and attended school in Grinnell. After high school she married Gerald Richard Hinshaw of Kellogg, Iowa, who shortly thereafter joined the United States Air Force. They were blessed with three children: Jerry Lee , Brenda and Kevin. Perry Ann and Gerald were married for 16 years until Gerald passed away in 1972.
In 1975, Perry Ann went to cosmetology school in Abilene, Texas, where she obtained her cosmetology license, then established her business there as an owner/operator at Starlight Beauty Salon and later moved to Merkel, Texas where she had Perry's Beauty Nook. She always had a listening ear and loved her family and friends unconditionally. Her legacy and sweet spirit will forever remembered.
Those left to honor her memory are her sons and daughter; Jerry Lee (Deb) Hinshaw, Brenda (Abe) Friesen, and Kevin (Toni Romero) Hinshaw; grandchildren: Scott (Heather) Carney, Ginger Rhymes, Kelly(Jonathan) Ferguson, Jeremy (Amanda) Hinshaw, John (Holly) Hinshaw, Shary Ann Hinshaw, Samantha Hinshaw, and Michael Hinshaw; great grandchildren: Cason Brubaker, Cross Carney, Jace Hinshaw, Josie Hinshaw, Greyson Moreno, and Egan Hinshaw; brothers: Chuck-Bill (Gladys) Harris, Robert-Bob (Lisa) Harris, and Ronnie Harris, along with many other relatives and friends.
Perry Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Hinshaw; daughter, Karen Dalene; parents, Lester and Beulah Harris; two brothers: Ray and Steve; and sister, Agnes Stadnick.
A visitation and memorial service will be held at Elliot-Hamil Funeral Home 5701 US Hwy 277 South, Abilene, Texas 79606. A later visitation and memorial service will be held at Community Heights Alliance Church, 2500 S. 13th Avenue E., in Newton, Iowa, and burial will follow at Rock Creek Cemetery in Kellogg, Iowa.
- Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, June 7, 2019
June 5, 2019
Aunt Perry was always special to me and my sister. When we were very young we lived with her almost 2 years. A few years ago we reconnected through Facebook. Had our parents agreed and let her adopt us I’m positive our lives would have been blessed. Especially for my sister. Love you tons Aunt Perry. Hug my baby girl Racheal for me.
Carol Boatwright Burroughs
June 4, 2019
There are not enough words to express what a wonderful lady this world just lost, but heaven gained a beautiful angel. Mrs. Hinshaw was like a mom to me growing up in Abilene and a best friend to my mother. The memories I have of her and Brenda allow me to look back at a childhood filled with love and happiness. I hope you and Mom are laughing together and we will see you both again in our eternal home.
June 3, 2019
Perry Ann was the mom to one of my closest friends, Brenda. So, many of the times I was around Perry, it was with Brenda. I remember her always being glad to see us. She and Brenda were a hoot when together! I know Perry loved each of her kids and grandkids dearly, and they loved her. She will be missed. Prayers of comfort and peace for the family.
June 3, 2019
Brenda, Jerry, and Kevin. So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with you guys in Abilene and I thought a lot of your Mom. She was a wonderful person and very loving to all. We will keep you in our prayers as you go through this time of grief.
Marti and Ron Hendricks
June 3, 2019
Jerry and Deb and families, God bless you all through your sorrow. Sounds like Perryann was one smart, spunky small business owner and a precious citizen... your family role model.