Former Shawnee resident Edna A. Hines, 91, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Corsicana, Texas.
Edna A. Hines, 91, died May 16, 2017, in Corsicana.
She was born to Fred M. Barritt and Pearl Allan Stanley in Sapulpa on Nov. 6, 1925. Edna's great-grandmother, Nancy Ralston (adopted name), as a young girl was the family's Creek and Cherokee member separated from them by history's Trail of Tears. At age 19 Edna left Oklahoma for Indiana to help care for her sister and sister-in-law.
In Indiana, Edna met and married Leo Walker Hines, who worked with Edna's brother at Conoco Oil following their tours of service in WWII. They had five children, Mollie and Leo Jr., born in Evansville Indiana, and John, Mary and James, born in Decator, Illinois. Family was her life. At one point, they had their children in four different schools. Until Leo Sr.'s death in 1972, one rarely saw them as a couple without their children. The family moved to Shawnee in June of 1966. Edna was very active in school and church activities as a member of the Catholic Churchs in Mowequa, Illinois, Assumption, Illinois, Wewoka, and Shawnee, Oklahoma and Immaculate Conception Church in Corsicana.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Leo Walker Sr., all five siblings, Charles Prindle, James and Cecil Barritt, Alice Williams, and Josephine Hopper, granddaughter Angela Hines and son John Hines.
She is survived by daughters Mollie Buthod of Corsicana and Mary Hines; sons Leo Jr. and James of Shawnee Oklahoma, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Wake and rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, May 19, at St. Benedicts, 632 N. Kickapoo Avenue, Shawnee.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20, at St. Benedicts. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery next to her husband.
Arrangements made by Walker Funeral Service.