Margarite Hinkle 1926-2020

Margarite Hinkle 1926-2020

Margarite Louise Hinkle, 94, of Mayetta, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born June 7, 1926, in Atchison, the daughter of Albert John “Bud” and Clara (Morgan) Keeler.

Margarite attended Horton schools. She was a homemaker and volunteered as a Candy-Striper for Horton Hospital and Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth. She was also a Cub Scout leader and was a true lover of polka dance, gardening and wildlife. Margarite was a born-again Christian.

She married Merrill Joe Hinkle on Nov. 21, 1949, in Horton. He survives.

Other survivors include her sons, Bruce Hinkle (Georgette) of Mayetta and Morris Hinkle (Janis) of Topeka; her daughter, Linda Mortimer (Harold) of Derby; her brother, A.J. “Sonny” Keeler Jr. of Whiting; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Joe Hinkle; and her sister, Betty Ohlsen.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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