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John Hinthorne

October 9, 1952 — January 29, 2019

John Ray Hinthorne 66, of Ft. Gaines, GA formerly of El Paso, IL passed away Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 at his residence.
John was born on October 9, 1952 in El Paso, IL the son of Laurence "Bud" Hinthorne and Viola Scott Hinthorne.
Survivors include his wife, Karlene Lindsey Hinthorne of Ft. Gaines, GA, his mother, Viola Hinthorne of Roanoke, IL, 6 children, Elizabeth "Beth" Diane (Jason) Smith of Sellersburg, IN, Brent William (Tana) Hinthorne of Winchester, IL, Andrea Lynn Evans of Burkeville, VA, Gina Marie Hinthorne of Scottsdale, AZ, Dana Taylor (John Everett) Pate of Georgetown, GA and April Taylor (Richard) Baggett of Georgetown, GA, 3 brothers, Jim Hinthorne of El Paso, IL, Harry (Debbie) Hinthorne of Bloomington, IL and Jeff (Diane) Hinthorne of El Paso, IL, 3 sisters, Ruth Rutledge of Roanoke, IL, Pat Blue of El Paso, IL and Janet (Randy) Pomeranke of Roanoke, IL, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his father, Laurence "Bud" Hinthorne; three brothers-in-law, Larry Rutledge, Rich Knepp, Dale Blue; two nephews, Scott Hinthorne and Tony Hinthorne
He was employed for 7 years and retired as operations manager for McElroy Metal, employed with American Building Co. as plant manager for 35 years and a member of the Baptist Faith.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Pastor Robin Lyons will officiate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Burial will be in the Hinthorn Cemetery in Lake Bloomington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 2900 North Rocky Point Drive or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


FEB 6. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

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FEB 7. 11:00 AM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

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