Darlene Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── John Hinshaw
                                                      │    1828-1902 
                        ┌── Ira Oscar Hinshaw ────────┤
                        │    1876-1930                │
                        │                             └── Nancy M. (Johnson) Jones
                        │                                  1836-1917 
Darlene Hinshaw ────────┤
B: 1922                 │
D: 2009                 │
                        └── Estella Elizabeth Smith
M: Clinton Keith Baxter

M: Gilbert A. Severin

Darlene Hinshaw     [ID 05963] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Darlene Hinshaw1,2,3 [Estella Darlene Hinshaw1].

Born Oct 26 1922, Normal, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,3  

Darlene was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930), living in the household of sister Fern in Saybrook, McLean County, Illinois:2

Hardt, Henry, head-of-household, age 31, born in New Jersey; parents born in New Jersey; first married at age 21; rented home ($#12.50 rent); radio in home; occupation: laborer, odd jobs; World War I veteran.
Hardt, Fern, wife, age 30, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; first married at age 20; occupation: teacher, country school.
Hinshaw, Darlene, sister-in-law, age 7, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school.

She married Clinton Keith Baxter, Oct 13 1944, LaSalle, LaSalle County, Illinois.1,3  

No children.1  

Clinton died Jun - 1987.3  

She then married Gilbert A. Severin, Mar 25 1989, Toluca, Marshall County, Illinois.3  Gilbert was born Oct 7 1922.4  

Gilbert died Apr 2 1998.3,4  

Darlene Hinshaw died Apr 27 2009, Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois; age 86.3  

Darlene's obituary was published in "The News-Gazette" (Champaign, Illinois) on Wednesday, April 29, 2009:3

Darlene Severin

GIBSON CITY -- Darlene Severin, 86, of Gibson City, formerly of Toluca, died at 6:10 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2009, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City.  

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Calvert & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso, with Rev. Kevin Boesen officiating.  Burial will follow in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Wenona.  Visitation will be for one hour prior to services Saturday at the memorial home.  

Memorials may be made to the Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City, or to the charity of the donor's choice.  

Darlene was born Oct. 26, 1922, in Normal, the daughter of Ira O. and Estella Smith Hinshaw.  She married Clinton K. Baxter on Oct. 13, 1944, in LaSalle.  He died in June of 1987.  She later married Gilbert A. Severin on March 25, 1989, in Toluca.  He died on April 2, 1998.  

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ferne Hardt, Bernice Hinshaw and Genevieve Campbell; a brother, Wilbur Hinshaw; and a niece, Donna Likins.  

She is survived by two nieces, Norma Patterson of Gibson City and Mary Zink of Titusville, Fla.  

Darlene graduated from Cropsey High School as valedictorian of her class.  She earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Illinois State University.  She taught school for 31 years starting in Dana High School.  She also taught in the elementary schools of Streator and Benson.  

Darlene enjoyed traveling and had visited many states including Alaska, California and New York.  She also had visited many foreign countries including China, Greece, Spain, England and France.

Social Security information for Gilbert A. Severin: 351-18-0767


  1. Family group sheets and newspaper clippings contributed by Bill Hewitt ().
  2. 1930 census, Saybrook, Cheney Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T626-535, ED 26, page 3A, line #4, dwelling #70, family #75.
  3. Obituary of Darlene (Hinshaw) Severin; "The News-Gazette", Apr 29 2009:
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm

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