Verlin Orville Hinshaw

                                                 ┌── Levi Clarkson Hinshaw
                                                 │    1867-1944 
                          ┌── Orval L. Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1889-1970         │
                          │                      └── Emma C. Stanley
                          │                           1868-1938 
Verlin Orville Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1925                   │                      ┌── Reece G. Craft
D: 2002                   │                      │
                          └── Ethel C. Craft ────┤
                               1891-1973         │
                                                 └── Ruth Elizabeth Hinshaw
M: Anna Belle Bowers
   ├── Daryl Bowers Hinshaw (1958-) 1,2
   └── Kathleen Kay Hinshaw (1964-) 1

Verlin Orville Hinshaw     [ID 08815] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Nov 15 1925, Wichita, Kansas.1,3,4,5  

He married Anna Belle Bowers, Aug 26 1945.1,3  (She prefered to be called Annabelle).1,3  Anna was born Jun 26 1921.6  

Verlin lived in Wichita, Kansas,1,7 where for 43 years he was professor of Religion and Greek at Friends University.3  

Verlin Orville Hinshaw died Jan 14 2002.3,4  

Verlin's obituary was published in "The Wichita Eagle" on Wednesday, January 16, 2002, and on Thursday, January 17, 2002:3,8

Hinshaw, Verlin Orville, 76, Friends University Religion and Greek professor, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002.  Service 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Bethel Life Center.  

Mr. Hinshaw was born Nov. 15, 1925 in Wichita to Orval and Ethel Craft Hinshaw.  When he was five years old the family moved to a farm near Haviland.  After graduating from Haviland High School, he married Annabelle Bowers on Aug. 26, 1945.  He attended Friends Bible College in Haviland before attending Friends University a year later.  

He received his undergraduate degree from Friends University in 1948, majoring in Bible with a minor in English.  In 1951 he graduated cum laude from the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City with a Bachelor of Divinity in Biblical and Theological Studies.  

He pursued further study to prepare to teach at the college level.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University in 1964.  His first teaching job was at William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where he spent five years before coming to Friends University in 1958.  Aside from a year leave of absence at Bethany Nazarene College in Oklahoma City, Mr. Hinshaw was in his 43rd year of teaching at Friends University.  

Mr. Hinshaw served as a pastor and interim pastor of several churches in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Tennessee.  

Preceded in death by brother, LaVerne Hinshaw.  
Survivors: wife of 56 years, Annabelle; son, Daryl of Dallas; daughter, Kathleen of Wichita; brother and sister-in-law, Vigil and Eleanor of Wichita; sister-in-law, Ruby Hinshaw of Hutchinson; grandson, Eric Johnson of Belle Plaine; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial established with National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, P.O. Box 79972, Baltimore, MD, 21279-0972.  Hillside Funeral Home West.

Anna died Nov 7 2010.6  

Annabelle's obituary was published in the "Herald Tribune" (Sarasota, Florida) on November 11-12, 2010:6

Annabelle Hinshaw
June 26, 1921 - Nov. 7, 2010

Ann L. Hinshaw, 89, of Sarasota, formerly of Syracuse, Indiana and Ashland, Ohio, died Nov. 7, 2010.  

Celebration of Life will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Emeritus Colonial Park Club, 4730 Bee Ridge Rd. in Sarasota.  

Survivors include her son, David L. Ulery; a foster daughter, Cathy Leiter; brothers Philip Bowers and Elmer Bowers; sisters Eileen Higgins and Carolyn Ann Bunger; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  

Ann was Women's pages Editor of the Ashland newspaper and won the title of Mrs. Ashland in 1964.  She traveled the U.S. in 1974-75 as Supreme Marshall of the National Emblem Club.  Ann was a valued staff-member in the office of Jerald Steiner, M.D. until she retired at age 85 yrs.  

Arrangements under the direction of National Cremation & Burial Society, Sarasota, FL.

Social Security information for Verlin Orville Hinshaw: 511-22-9927


  1. Contribution from Daryl Bowers Hinshaw.
  2. Contribution from Daryl Bowers Hinshaw ().
  3. Obituary of Verlin Hinshaw; The Wichita Eagle, Jan 16 2002:
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  5. 1930 census, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T626-720, ED 44, page 22A, line #22, dwelling #493, family #620.
  6. Obituary of Ann L. Hinshaw; "Herald Tribune", Nov 11-12 2010:
  7. Contribution from Dale Nathan Hinshaw citing:
    Obituary of LaVern Hinshaw, "Hutchinson News", Jun 29 2000.
  8. Obituary of Verlin Hinshaw; The Wichita Eagle, Jan 17 2002:

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