Gwendolyn Hinecker, 101, of Marshalltown, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Iowa River Hospice House in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Pursel Davis Funeral and Cremation Care. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Pursel Davis Funeral and Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent to www.vogelfuneralhomes.com.
Gwen was born May 10, 1911, to Ernie and Jessie (Signs) Shuey in Collins. She was raised in the Collins area graduating from Collins High School. She went on to graduate from Drake University. Gwendolyn was united in marriage to Lucian Hinecker on April 12, 1936, in Marshalltown. He died Dec. 19, 1993. Gwen was teacher for 32 years and was employed the last 26 of them with the Marshalltown school district. She was a member of the Central Christian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, Hospital Auxiliary and Elks Ladies. She was also a member of Phi Kappa Sigma National Education Sorority, the National Retired Teachers Association, life member of the Iowa State Retired Teachers and the County Retired School Personal.