Sarah Jane Hinshaw

                                               ┌── Elwood Scott Hinshaw
                                               │    1866-1928 
                      ┌── Ray Warren Hinshaw ──┤
                      │    1901-1963           │
                      │                        └── Sarah Samantha Mann
                      │                             1865-1910 
Sarah Jane Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1926               │                        ┌── - Hill
D: 2007               │                        │
                      └── Winona Hill ─────────┤
                           1900-1977           │
                                               └── Sarah E. Mavine
M: Robert E. Gumbel

Sarah Jane Hinshaw     [ID 15306] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 23 1926, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois.1,2  

She married Robert E. Gumbel, Sep 24 1944, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois.2  Robert was born Sep 19 1924.3  


Jeri L. Gumbel, born Jun 1952; married David Alan Moehring. 4
Jo Ellen [JoEllen] Gumbel, born 1947; married Tom E. Kendall. 4

Robert died Mar 11 1989, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois.2,3  

Sarah Jane Hinshaw died Dec 2 2007, Pekin Hospital, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois; age 81.2,5  

Sarah's obituary was published in the "Pekin Daily Times" (Pekin, Illinois) on Tuesday, December 4, 2007:2,5

Sarah Gumbel

PEKIN - Sarah Jane Gumbel, 81, of 1814 Highwood Ave., Apt. 1, died at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at Pekin Hospital.  

She was born June 23, 1926, in Pekin to Raymond and Winona Hill Hinshaw.  She married Robert Gumbel on Sept. 24, 1944, in Pekin.  He preceded her in death on March 11, 1989, in Peoria.  

Surviving are two daughters, Jeri (David) Moehring and Jo Ellen (Tom) Kendall, both of Pekin; five grandchildren, Brett (Michelle) Moehring, Amy (Rob) Baughman and Megan Moehring, all of Pekin, Chad (Stacie) Kendall of Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Shawn Kendall of O'Fallon, Mo.; and five great-grandchildren.  

Gumbel was employed as a secretary in the Dean's office and later in the District office at Pekin Community High School District 303 for 25 years, retiring in 1986.  

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.  

She was a charter member of Sunset Hills Country Club.  

She enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading, golfing, and was a Chicago Bears football fan.  

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Terry C. Edele officiating.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.  

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, and from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. prior to services Wednesday at the church.  

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Memorial and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.  

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(photo)Photo: Sarah Jane Hinshaw 5

Social Security information for Robert E. Gumbel: 351-18-0982


  1. 1930 census, 2nd Ward, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois; roll T626-562, ED 31, page 11B, line #87, dwelling #248, family #299.
  2. Obituary of Sarah Gumbel; "Pekin Daily Times", Dec 4 2007:
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. U.S. Public Records Index;
  5. Obituary of Sarah J. Gumbel; Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes:

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