Ann Elizabeth “Bitsy” Hinkel, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Denton, Texas.

She was born April 16, 1938, in Hays to Arthur Lawrence and Anne Elizabeth Reed. She graduated from Ellis High School and the University of Kansas School of Nursing where she earned a bachelor of science degree.

She married Roy Cooper Hinkel on June 4, 1961. She was a devoted mother to three children, had a passion for cooking and good food, socializing, playing bridge, reading, and sewing, but most of all she enjoyed her family. She was a philanthropist, an active member of P.E.O. and a faithful member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years; two sons, Reed Hinkel and wife, Teresa, Round Rock, Texas; and Larry Hinkel and wife, Angela , Milton, Ga.; a daughter, Anne Shannon and husband, Jay, Corinth, Texas; a brother, Lawrence Mackenzie Reed, Hays; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapel of Good Samaritan Society Denton Village, Denton; cremation was chosen, with inurnment in the Columbarium of Dallas–Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.

Condolences can be sent to 2500 Hinkle Drive No. 32N, Denton, Texas 76201.

Memorials are suggested to St Andrews Presbyterian Church or P.E.O. Foundation in care of 2500 Hinkle Drive No. 32N, Denton, Texas76201 or online