Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL


Patricia Hinkle

June 8, 1939October 1, 2019

Patricia Ann Hinkle, 80 of Apache Junction, AZ passed away peacefully on October 1, 2019. She was born on June 8, 1939 to Lawrence and Audra Madden in Chicago, IL. Patricia spent the majority of her life in Loves Park, IL where she worked, raised her children, and would spend time with her granddaughters. On March 28, 1959 Patricia married the love of her life, John Hinkle. They shared 60 years together in marriage. Patricia worked in assembly at Barber Coleman in Loves Park until her retirement. Upon retirement Patricia and John packed up and moved to Arizona to enjoy their empty nest together. Patricia loved to read and be around her family and friends, especially her great-grandchildren. It would fill Patricia with so much joy to see how her family was growing and changing. She loved the babies of the family. Patricia will be remembered for her loving and direct nature, and deep devotion to her family. She is loved and cherished by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. Patricia is survived by her loving husband; John Hinkle, their children; Daniel Hinkle and Jona (Gary) Anderson, grandchildren; Krista Hinkle (Mark Trujillo), Erica (Patrick) Baird, and Lindsey (Jason) Gourley, great grandchildren; Lincoln, Jackson, Laila, Stella, Miles, Rilee and soon to be, baby Smith. She is also survived by her sister, Joanna Peterson. She is predeceased by her parents; and siblings; Laura Hertz, Sandra Montana and Barbara Montana.

A visitation for Patricia will be held on Wednesday October 9, at 9AM at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park, IL 61115. The funeral will be held at 10AM with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Funeral Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Patricia Hinkle

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Linda Taber

October 5, 2019

We were friends for 50 years. She is going to be very much missed. Was so glad we got to be together when she was home this summer. She's out of pain and at piece now, that's what is important. Loved her and will miss her always...💞💖