Ella Mae Hinshaw

                                                       ┌── William Ellis Hinshaw
                                                       │    1867-1945 
                              ┌── Homer Earl Hinshaw ──┤
                              │    1909-1998           │
                              │                        └── Bertha Mae Smith
                              │                             1878-1950 
Ella Mae Hinshaw ─────────────┤
B: 1932                       │
                              └── Zola Alice Thomson
M: J. Richard "J.R." Sturgeon

M: Richard Orvil Wilkinson

Ella Mae Hinshaw     [ID 13294] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Ella Mae Hinshaw1 [Ella May Hinshaw2].

Born Aug 27 1932.1  

She married J. Richard "J.R." Sturgeon.1,3  J., son of Richard Harold Sturgeon & Beulah Emmaline Gibson, was born Aug 25 1928, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.3  


Cheryl Ann Sturgeon, born Jul 31 1954; married Mike Christian (children: Sydney Christian, married Jesse Cooper; and Wade Christian).
Sandra Jean Sturgeon, born Oct 22 1956; married David Higgins (children: Mandy Sue Higgins, married Matt Butler; Joseph David Higgins, married Jamie Wheeler; and Dustin Eugene Higgins, married Carmen Ehlers).
Jeanette Renae Sturgeon, born Sep 19 1963; married 1) Kevin Petty (children: Philip Petty; and Pamela Petty, married Max Jones); 2) Ed McKinzie.

Ella and J.R. divorced.3  J. died Dec 8 2013, Willard Walker Hospice, Fayetteville, Arkansas; age 85.3  J.R.'s obituary was published in the "Examiner-Enterprise":(Bartlesville, Oklahoma) from December 27, 2013 - January 26, 2014:3

J. Richard Sturgeon, 85, a long time resident of Caney, Kansas, most recently living in Lincoln, Arkansas, passed away December 8, 2013 at the Willard Walker Hospice in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  He was born August 25, 1928 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma the son of Richard Harold and Beulah Emmaline (Gibson) Sturgeon.  He married Ella Mae Hinshaw and they later divorced.  Then he married Gloria (Milner) Spaid.  

J.R. graduated from Ames High School in Ames, Oklahoma.  He was an avid horsemen and was a member of the Oil Capital and Turley Round-up Clubs near Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He enjoyed training and showing horses.  He worked as an off-set printer operator during his career and taught off-set printing at Tri-County Vo-Tech in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Indian Meridan Vo-Tech in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  He earned a degree from Oklahoma State University later in his life.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Gerald Sturgeon, and his wife, Gloria.  

He is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Christian (Mike) of Manhattan, Kansas, Sandra Higgins (David) of Lincoln, Arkansas, and Jeanette McKinzie (Ed) of Conroe, Texas.  Grandchildren: Mandy Butler (Matt) of Harveyville, Kansas, J. D. Higgins (Jamie) of Stilwell, Oklahoma, Dustin Higgins (Carman) of Summers, Arkansas, Sydney Cooper (Jesse) of Castro Valley, California, Wade Christian of Breckenridge, Colorado, Philip Petty (Sherry) of Gulfport, Mississippi, Pamela Jones (Max) of Corpus Christi, Texas, and eleven great-grand children.  Two sisters, Judy Blair (G.) Of Carthage, Texas and Joyce Collins (Ken) of Abilene, Texas.  

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on January 18, 2014 at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, Kansas.  

Online guestbook www.luginbuel.com

She then married Richard Orvil Wilkinson.1  


Susan Kay Wilkinson, born May 2 1974; married James Owen (children: James Owen, Jr. and Jayce Owen); email:


  1. Contribution from Diane Smith Battershell ().
  2. Posting Sep 28 2000 by Betty Brock () to the Hinshaw message board at GenForum:
  3. Obituary of J. Richard "J.R." Sturgeon; "Examiner-Enterprise", Dec 27 2013 - Jan 26 2014:
  4. Contribution from Susan Kay (Wilkinson) Owen.

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