Vayne A. Hinshaw

                                             ┌── George Franklin Hinshaw
                                             │    1863-1939 
                    ┌── Earl C. Hinshaw ─────┤
                    │    1886-?              │
                    │                        └── Nellie B. Merritt
                    │                            c1867-?    
Vayne A. Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1908             │                        ┌── John Alexander Young
D: 1989             │                        │
                    └── Minnie Ethel Young ──┤
                         1886-1978           │
                                             └── Valena Constance Hawks
M: Edna Estes
   ├── Judy Kay Hinshaw (1938-1953) 1,2

M: Thelma Bybee
   ├── Dee Anne Hinshaw  3,4,5,6
   ├── Victor Hinshaw  2
   ├── Virgil G. Hinshaw  2
   └── Richard Earl Hinshaw (1944-2000) 2,3,4,5,6

Vayne A. Hinshaw     [ID 08554] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 17 1908, Kansas.4,7,8  

He married Edna Estes, about 1928.9  Edna, daughter of Virgil + Ella Estes, was born about 1910, Missouri.1,9  

Vayne and Edna were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 7 1930), living with Edna's parents at 321 North B St., Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas:9

Estes, Virgil, head-of-household, age 45, born in Missouri; father born in South Carolina; mother born in Missouri; first married at age 18; rented home ($30 rent); radio in home; occupation: locomotive engineer, steam railroad; not a veteran.
Estes, Ella, wife, age 45, born in Oklahoma; father born in Newfoundland; mother born in Scotland; first married at age 18.
Estes, Paul, son, age 23, born in Kansas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Oklahoma; single; occupation: truck driver, wholesale bakery; not a veteran.
Estes, Maxine, daughter, age 17, born in Kansas; father born in Missouri; mother born in Oklahoma; single; attended school.
Estes, Edna, daughter, age 20, born in Missouri; father born in Missouri; mother born in Oklahoma; first married at age 18; occupation: stenographer, electric shop.
Hinshaw, Vayne, son-in-law, age 21, born in Kansas; father born in Illinois; mother born in Kansas; first married at age 19; occupation: machinist, steam railroad; not a veteran.

Vayne and family were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 7 1940), Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas:1

Hinshaw, Vayne A., head-of-household, age 30, born in Kansas; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; rented home ($20/month rent); occupation: service man, motor company; worked 50 weeks in 1939; $950 wages in 1939.
Hinshaw, Edna, wife, age 29, born in Missouri; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; occupation: clerk typist, farm security [..unclear..]; worked 44 weeks in 1939; $730 wages in 1939.
Hinshaw, Judy Kay [unclear], daughter, age 2, born in Kansas.
Barker, Anita, housekeeper, age 27, born in Kansas; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/city; occupation: housekeeper, private home; worked 52 weeks in 1939; $260 wages in 1939.

He then married Thelma Bybee, Jan 24 1943, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.3  Thelma, daughter of Irvin Bybee & Maude Gertrude Craig, was born Jul 18 1919, Kingman, Kansas.3,5,7,10  

In 1989 Vayne was living in Wellington/Riverdale, Sumner County, Kansas.7  

Vayne A. Hinshaw died Oct 14 1989, buried Plot C L15 S4, Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas.3,4,7  

Thelma died Feb 20 1998, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas; buried Plot C L15 S3, Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas.5,7,11  

The following was published in the "Wellington Daily News" (Wellington, Kansas) on Friday, February 20, 1998:11

Thelma Hinshaw, 78, Wellington, died Friday.  Services are pending at Hawks Funeral Home.

Again on Monday, February 23, 1998 the following appeared in the "Wellington Daily News":12


For nearly 25 years, young children in Sumner County met Thelma Hinshaw, who as a county health nurse provided them with their annual immunizations, polio vaccines and eye and ear tests.  

As typical children, they probably paid less attention to her than the needle she held.  What they did not realize was how closely she paid attention to them.  

Part of the job of the county health nurse was to follow up on children who were not getting the immunizations at school.  The nurses would go to the homes of children who did not get the proper shots at school and worked to help children with handicaps.  Co-workers said Hinshaw was meticulous in her work and tried to see that each child she came in contact with was getting proper care.  

"She was always worried about the clients," said Irene Naasz, Hinshaw's friend for nearly 50 years.  "She was always interested in everyone ... always concerned."  

Hinshaw died Friday at age 78, leaving a legacy for nurses in the county health department to follow.  

Hinshaw joined the health department in the late 1950s, after working at the Hatcher Hospital from 1942-45 and St. Lukes Hospital until joining the health department.  She was asked to apply for the job by Evelyn Reusser, who had worked with Hinshaw at St. Lukes.  

"I thought it would be nice to have her work with me," Reusser said.  

The two were not the first county health nurses, but they worked together for 17 years and became synonymous with public health in the eyes of many Sumner County residents.  

"We worked together real fine," Reusser said.  

Each took a half of the county, when it came time for immunization clinics.  Times were different and disposable medical supplies were nearly unknown.  

At the end of one day, when another clinic was scheduled for the next day, the nurses had to sterilize all the supplies.  Many times this was done at home after hours, Reusser said.  

"It was a lot of work," she said.  

After Reusser's retirement in 1974, Wanda Thornton worked with Hinshaw for four years.  

"She was very easy to get along with," Thornton said.  "She was always willing to do anything."  

The direction of the health department was beginning to change by the time Hinshaw retired in 1981.  She had already had a hand in the implementation of the family planning clinic and giving physicals to children and referring them to doctors.  

"She was a very dedicated nurse," Thornton said.  

Her talents, though, did not end with her day at work.  Hinshaw was well known for her skills as a seamstress, was a member of the Sew-n-Sew Club, and even after working full time she made many articles of clothing for her daughter.  

Naasz said her own daughter was younger than Hinshaw's by a month and was the lucky recipient of many beautifully constructed hand-me-downs.  

"She had beautiful clothes," Naasz said.  

Naasz said that after Hinshaw's retirement, she battled several obstacles to good health.  She volunteered many hours at the Presbyterian Thrift Store but when her health required her to stay home more than she would have preferred, she turned to her needle to keep occupied.  

She spent time making quilts for her children and grandchildren, Naasz said.  

It was just another example of a woman who could be counted on by others.  

"She was a dear friend, who would do anything for anyone," Naasz said.  "You could always count on her.

Again on tuesday, February 24, 1998 the following appeared in the "Wellington Daily News":3

Thelma Louise Hinshaw

Thelma Louise Hinshaw, 78, Wellingotn [sic], died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wellington.  

She was born on July 18, 1919 in Kingman, the daughter of Irvin and Malde [sic] Gertrude Craig Bybee.  She married Vayne A. "T-Bone" Hinshaw on Jan. 24, 1943 in Hutchinson.  He died on Oct. 14, 1989.  

She worked at the Hatcher Hospital in Wellington from 1942 until 1945, when she went to St. Lukes Hospital.  She later became the county health nurse for over 25 years, through the Sumner County Health Department until she retired in 1981.  

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, volunteered much time to the Thrift Store and was a member of the Sew-n-Sew Club.  

Survivors include her son, Richard, and Cheryl Hinshaw of Wellington; her daughter, Dee Anne Hill of Wichita; four grandchildren, Kristin and Jeff Knoll of Wichita, Chad and Lisa Stearns of Wichita, Julie Hinshaw and Greg Hinshaw, both of Wellington; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor Knoll, Konner Knoll and Kalie Stearns.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and four brothers, Cecil Bybee, Paul Bybee, Gene Bybee and Wilbur Bybee.  

A memorial has been established with the Sumner County Health Department.  Contributions may be left at the funeral home.  

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 23, at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Larry Stewart officiating.  Julie Troutman was the organist with special selections being "Ava Maria," "In The Garden" and "Peg O' My Heart."  

Casketbearers were Buzz Hatcher, Tom Bertrand, Rod Conwell, Ward Goodison, Jim Bauersfeld and Kenton Rainey.  

Interment was in Sumner Memorial Gardens.  

Arrangements were by Hawks Funeral Home.

Social Security information for Vayne A. Hinshaw: 509-01-4418

Social Security information for Thelma Bybee: 512-32-6834


  1. 1940 census, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas; roll T627-1263, ED 96-42B, page 62A, line #23, household #366.
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect GEDCOM from Don B. Dale ().
  6. Obituary of Thelma Hinshaw, "Wellington Daily News":
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  8. 1920 census, Sumner County, Kansas; roll T625-553, ED 177, page 2A, line #44, dwelling #34, family #34.
  9. 1930 census, 1st Ward, Wellington, Wellington Township, Sumner County, Kansas; roll T626-724, ED 42, page 8B, line #81, dwelling #225, family #235.
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