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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:13 AM

Oct, 29, 1934-Aug. 20, 2013


Jay F. Hinton, 78, a former Frankfort, Ind., resident, died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Lafayette, Ind.

He was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to William and Chleo (Wolfe) Hinton, who preceded him in death.

On June 7, 1958, he married Sandra “Sue” Dienstberger in Delphos. She preceded him in death on March 30, 2009.

Mr. Hinton was a 1953 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. He had lived in Delphos and Van Wert before moving to Frankfort in 1965. He then moved to Lafayette in 2002. Jay was a production supervisor with Mallory Controls for 31 years, retiring on Feb. 23, 1996. He was baptized at the First Church of the Brethren in Lima. An honorary lifetime member of the BPO Elks #560, Jay was past Exalted Ruler, past District President, past District Deputy of Grand Exalted Ruler and served four years as an officer of the Indiana Elks Association. Jay was an avid sports fan, following Ohio State football and basketball, Cleveland Browns football and Cleveland Indians baseball, all since 1947.

Survivors include a son, Michael S. (Cheri) Hinton of Sellersburg, Ind.; a daughter, Jodi D. Hinton of Lafayette, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Kelli Hinton of Brownsburg; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren

He was also preceded in death by a son, Mark S. Hinton in 2009; three brothers; and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, with an Elks Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Green Lawn Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Elks National Foundation.

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