The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


July 25, 2013

Marian E. Hinman

HENNING — Marian E. Hinman, 80, of Covington, died on July 23, 2013, peacefully at her home.

She was born on March 3, 1933, near Ambia, Ind. She was the daughter of the late Homer Davis and Ruth Slater Davis.

She married Norman Hari on Oct. 4, 1952. They had two children, Kevin Hari and Pamela Hari Allison. The children both survive.

In 1972, she graduated from Ivy Tech as an LPN. She was a charge nurse at Danville Care North for a few years before retiring due to ill health.

On Oct. 5, 1974, she married Gerald Hinman of Catlin. He survives.

Her special interests were horseback riding and oil painting. She attended Coopers Chapel Church, but hadn’t attended in a while due to ill health.

She has two stepchildren, Melba (Scott) Marron of Danville and Bruce (Brenda) Hinman of Westville. She has six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren, Alyssa Hari, Katie Hari and Eli Hari, all of Lafayette, Jennifer Allison, Theodore Allison and Benjamin Allison, all of Covington, Ind., Brandy (Michael) Williams of Westville and James Robert Hinman of Danville.

She had two sisters, Clellah (Russell) Jackson of Tab, Ind., and Dorothy (Wayne) Shepard of Hoopeston; two brothers, Harold (Lavene) Davis of Williamsport, Ind., Donald (Judy) Davis of Ambia, Ind.; and one step-granddaughter, Miranda Smith, all of whom preceded her in death.

She has one surviving brother, William (Marilyn) Davis of Williamsport, Ind.

A celebration of Marian’s life will begin at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 27, at Sunset’s Covington Chapel, with Andy Harkleroad officiating. A visitation will be 4-8 p.m. EDT Friday, July 26, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Coal Creek Cemetery in Covington.

Memorials can be made in Marian’s name to the American Lung Association.

Please join Marian’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of her through her Tribute Wall at

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