Mary Edna Hinshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... John Henshall (1611-c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... Absolom Hinshaw (1728-?) m Rebecca Haddock 
 7....... Absolom Hinshaw (1752-1830) m Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1753-1833)
 8........ John Hinshaw (1783-1855) m Margaret Ann Ratcliff (1790-1860)
 9......... John Hinshaw (1818-1902) m Teresa Wright (1825-1883)
10.......... William Martin Hinshaw (1865-1945) m Arvilla Merles Platt (1878-1951)
11........... Dewey William Hinshaw (1898-1979) m Glenna Mae Washler (1900-1982)
12............ Mary Edna Hinshaw (1923-2016)
               +Alfred C. Groth (1921-2013)
Mary Edna Hinshaw     [ID 08864] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jan 29 1923, Whitewater, Wayne County, Indiana.1  

She married Alfred C. Groth, Jul 12 1941, Friends parsonage, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.1,2  Alfred, son of Frederick Groth & Elisa Finger, was born Nov 7 1921, Marburg, Germany.2  


Alfred C. Groth, II (married Linda C. Thomas, Mar 4 2001, Randolph County, Indiana). 4
Frederick W. Groth.
Chris Paul Groth.
Kurt R. Groth.

In 2002 Mary Edna was living in Leesburg, Florida.3  

Alfred died Feb 2 2013, Indiana; age 91.2  

Alfred's obituary was published as follows:2

Alfred C. Groth, 91, of Winchester, passed away Saturday evening, February 2, 2013, leaving behind a life filled with accomplishments and most importantly his loving family.  

He was born November 7, 1921 in Marburg, Germany to the late Frederick and Elisa (Finger) Groth.  He was 4 ½ years old when his parents moved to United States to reside in Illinois.  Eventually, the Groth family moved to Randolph County, where Alfred would call home.  

Alfred graduated in 1940 from Wayne High School in Union City, Ind.  The move to Randolph County would lead him to the love of his life, Mary Edna Hinshaw.  Alfred and Mary were married July 12, 1941 at the Friends parsonage in Winchester.  They shared their lives for 72 years.  In 1943, Alfred would stand amongst an unfamiliar crowd earning his U.S. citizenship.  Alfred immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving 1943 to 1945 in World War II in the South Pacific.  Upon returning to the United States, he was employed at Overmyer Mould.  While working as a tool and die maker full time, he also maintained a family farm.  He retired from Overmyer Mould in 1980 after 42 ½ years of service.  

Two years after retiring, the family would be struck by tragedy with the death of their son, Kurt R. Groth.  Knowing the love that his son had for his Real Estate and Auctioneer business, he became a licensed real estate broker and auctioneer.  After six years in the business, Alfred would retire for a second time with Mary to Leesburg, Fla.  Alfred enjoyed sailing and spent many hours on wood working pieces such as ornate clocks and the most detailed scaled churches.  

He was a member of the Winchester Lodge No. 56, F. & A.M., Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of Fort Wayne, Scottish Rite 32° Mason and a member of the Saratoga Lions Club.  Alfred served in many community roles in Winchester and Leesburg.  

Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Alfred C. Groth II (wife Linda) of Winchester and Frederick W. Groth (fiancée, Julie McDonnell) of Madison, Wis.; five grandchildren, Elisa Groth, Erin Groth, Laura (husband Jacob) Oswalt, Candace M. Groth, Caroline P. Groth and Frederick H. Groth; and one cousin, Will Jean Aldworth of Lockport, Ill.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Anna Loy; two sons, Chris Paul Groth and Kurt R. Groth; and a daughter-in-law, Debra J. (Priest) Groth.  

To honor the wishes of Alfred there will be no calling or public service.  A private service for family will be held at a later date.  Oswalt Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Winchester, is in charge of arrangements.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of Randolph County, 133 N Meridian St., Winchester, IN 47394; Winchester Friends Church, 124 E. Washington St., Winchester, IN 47394; or State of the Heart Hospice, 410 W. Votaw, Portland, IN 47371.  

Cards may be sent to Mary Edna Groth c/o Friends Fellowship Community, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374.

Mary Edna Hinshaw died Mar 17 2016, Friends Fellowship, Richmond, Indiana; age 93.1,5  

Mary's obituary was published in the "Winchester News-Gazette" (Winchester, Indiana) and "The Star Press" (Muncie, Indiana) on April 6, 2016:1

Mary Edna Groth
1923 - 2016

Richmond - Mary Edna Groth, 93, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 with her two sons by her side at Friends Fellowship in Richmond, Indiana.  She will be missed by many.  

She was born January 29, 1923 in Whitewater, Indiana, the daughter of the late Dewey and Glenna (Washler) Hinshaw.  She graduated from Lynn High School in 1940 and married the love of her life, Alfred C. Groth on July 12, 1941.  

She worked as an accountant for Overmyer Mould and Anchor Hocking.  She loved her family, four sons and working beside her husband taking care of their farm for forty-five years.  After the death of their son Kurt in 1982, Mary Edna and Alfred became licensed real estate brokers taking over their son's auctioneering and real estate business.  

During retirement Mary Edna and Alfred lived in Leesburg, Florida for twenty-three years.  They enjoyed sailing and visiting friends.  Mary Edna served as treasurer for Brittany Estates and helped Alfred with woodworking exhibits.  Mary Edna and Alfred returned to Indiana in 2012.  

Mary is survived by two sons, Alfred Groth II (wife, Linda), Winchester; Frederick Groth (fiancé, Julie McDonnell), Madison, WI; six grandchildren, Elisa Groth, Erin Wilkins (husband, Anderson), Laura Oswalt (husband, Jacob), Candace Groth, Caroline Groth, and Fredrick Groth; two great-grandchildren, Graham and Caden Oswalt.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of seventy-two years, Alfred Groth; two sons, Chris and Kurt Groth; brother, Bill Hinshaw; two sister-in-laws, Anna Loy and Miriam Hinshaw and a daughter-in-law, Debra (Priest) Groth.  

Calling will be held at Oswalt Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Winchester, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016.  

A celebration of life service honoring Mary Edna and Alfred Groth will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Friends Fellowship in Richmond, Indiana, with Ron and Pam Ferguson officiating.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Winchester Friends Church, 124 E. Washington Street, Winchester, IN 47394 or State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, OH 45331.  

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caregivers at Friends Fellowship and State of the Heart Care.  

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


  1. Obituary of Mary Edna Hinshaw; "Winchester News-Gazette", Apr 6 2016:
  3. Obituary of Clarence W. Hinshaw.
  4. State of Indiana, marriage license database:

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