Laverne C. Hinshaw

                                               ┌── Levi Clarkson Hinshaw
                                               │    1867-1944 
                        ┌── Orval L. Hinshaw ──┤
                        │    1889-1970         │
                        │                      └── Emma C. Stanley
                        │                           1868-1938 
Laverne C. Hinshaw ─────┤
B: 1916                 │                      ┌── Reece G. Craft
D: 2000                 │                      │
                        └── Ethel C. Craft ────┤
                             1891-1973         │
                                               └── Ruth Elizabeth Hinshaw
M: Ruby Geraldine Ellis
   ├── Keith Hinshaw  1,2
   └── Gail L. Hinshaw (1951-) 1,2

Laverne C. Hinshaw     [ID 08576] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Laverne C. Hinshaw3,4 [LaVern Hinshaw5,6].

Born Jul 26 1916, Kansas.3,4,7,8  

He married Ruby Geraldine Ellis, Jun 2 1940, Haviland, Kiowa County, Kansas.3,9,10  Ruby, daughter of Lee Ellis & Lola Usselman, was born May 8 1918, Jetmore, Kansas.9,10  

Laverne was a farmer, and a member of Haviland Friends Church.3  

Laverne and Ruby celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2000, as noted in the "Hutchinson News" (Hutchinson, Kansas) on Thursday, June 8, 2000:11

Ruby and Laverne Hinshaw

Laverne and Ruby Hinshaw, South Hutchinson, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 2.  

Hinshaw and the former Ruby Ellis were married June 2, 1940, in Haviland.  He is a retired farmer.  She is a retired teacher.  

Their children and families are Keith and Linda Hinshaw, Haviland, and Gail and Sheila Hinshaw, Springfield, Mo.  They have three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  

Cards of congratulations may be mailed to them at 600 West Blanchard, South Hutchinson, KS 67505.

Laverne C. Hinshaw died Jun 27 2000, Mennonite Friendship Manor, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas; buried Jun 30 2000, Haviland Cemetery, Haviland, Kiowa County, Kansas.3,8  

Laverne's obituary was published in the "Hutchinson News" (Hutchinson, Kansas) on Thursday, June 29, 2000:3

Laverne C. Hinshaw

HAVILAND - Laverne C. Hinshaw, 83, died June 27, 2000, at Mennonite Friendship Manor, Hutchinson.  

He was born July 26, 1916, at Wichita, the son of Orval L. and Ethel C. Craft Hinshaw.  A resident of Hutchinson since 1990, he was a retired farmer.  

He was a member of Haviland Friends Church and American Legion Post No. 157, both at Haviland.  He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.  

On June 2, 1940, he married Ruby G. Ellis at Haviland. She survives.  

Other survivors include: two sons and their wives, Keith and Linda, Haviland, and Gail and Sheila, Springfield, Mo.; two brothers, Virgil and Verlin Hinshaw, both of Wichita; two grandsons, Darren Hinshaw, Springfield, Mo., and Todd Hinshaw and his wife, Teri, McPherson; a granddaughter and her husband, Lisa and Gerald Green, Ozark, Mo.; and a great-granddaughter, Dakota Green, Ozark, Mo.  

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mennonite Friendship Manor, Hutchinson.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt.  Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Haviland Cemetery, Haviland, with the Rev. John Otto presiding.  Military rites will be by Fort Riley Military Honor.  

Memorials may be sent to Barclay College or Mennonite Friendship Manor, both in care of the mortuary.

Ruby died Apr 11 2011, Mennonite Manor, South Hutchinson, Kansas; buried Apr 15 2011, Haviland Community Cemetery, Haviland, Kiowa County, Kansas.9  

Ruby's obituary was published in the "Hutchinson News" (Hutchinson, Kansas) on Tuesday, April 12, 2011:9

Ruby G. Hinshaw

Ruby Geraldine Hinshaw, 92, April 11, 2011.  She was born May 8, 1918, to Lee and Lola Usselman Ellis.  She married Laverne C. Hinshaw June 2, 1940.  He died in June of 2000.  Survivors include: sons, Keith and Gail; grandsons, Darren and Todd; granddaughter, Lisa Green; great-grandson, Derringer; and great-granddaughters, Roxy and Dakota.  

Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Larrison Mortuary.  Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday in Haviland Community Cemetery.  Memorials to Barclay College Scholarship Fund or Haviland Community Cemetery Improvements.  Condolences may be left at

Ruby's obituary was also published by Larrison Mortuary:10
Ruby Hinshaw
(May 8, 1918 - April 11, 2011)

SOUTH HUTCHINSON- Ruby Geraldine Hinshaw, 92, died Monday, April 11, 2011 at Mennonite Manor in South Hutchinson, Kansas.  She was born May 08, 1918 in Jetmore, Kansas the daughter of Lee and Lola (Usselman) Ellis.  On June 2, 1940, she married Laverne C. Hinshaw in Haviland, Kansas.  He preceded her in death in June 2000.  

She was a member of the Haviland Friends Church.  

Survivors include two sons, Keith (Linda) Hinshaw, Haviland, KS, and Gail (Sheila) Hinshaw, Springfield, MO; two grandsons, Darren Hinshaw, Frisco, TX, and Todd (Sarah) Hinshaw, Wichita, KS; a granddaughter, Lisa Green, Ozark, MO; a great grandson, Derringer Green; and 2 great granddaughters, Roxy Hinshaw and Dakota Green.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Evah Sundgren and Anna Helen Amerine.  

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary.  Memorial service at graveside in Haviland Community Cemetery will be held on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.  Donnie Hinshaw will be officiating.  Burial will be in the Haviland Community Cemetery in Haviland.  

Memorials may be made to the Barclay College Scholarship Fund or Haviland Community Cemetery Improvements in care of the mortuary.  

Condolences may be left at

(photo)Photo: Laverne and Ruby Hinshaw June, 2000 11

Social Security information for Laverne C. Hinshaw: 514-05-0355


  1. Obituary of Laverne C. Hinshaw.
  2. Obituary of Ruby Geraldine (Ellis) Hinshaw.
  3. Obituary of Laverne C. Hinshaw; "Hutchinson News" Jun 29 2000:
  4. 1920 census, 5th Ward, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T625-550, ED 151, page 18A, line #37, dwelling #383, family #407.
  5. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  6. Contribution from Daryl Bowers Hinshaw.
  7. 1930 census, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T626-720, ED 44, page 22A, line #22, dwelling #493, family #620.
  8. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  9. Obituary of Ruby Geraldine (Ellis) Hinshaw; "Hutchinson News" Apr 12 2011:
  10. Obituary of Ruby Geraldine (Ellis) Hinshaw; Larrison Mortuary:

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