Glenn Rodney (Rod) Hinkle

Glenn Rodney Hinkle, known lately as Rod, was born April 28, 1935, to Loren W. and Emily (Ramsey) Hinkle in Ridge Township, Hope, Kansas. He died on June 12, 2024, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital at the age of 89.

Rod was baptized into Christ at the Christian Church of Hope, Kansas. He graduated from Hope Rural High School in 1953. He went on to Manhattan Bible College in Manhattan, Kansas, from which he graduated in 1957. He also took some graduate studies at Kansas State University.

On August 17, 1958, Rod married Margie Ann Moore in Indianapolis, Indiana. He entered the ministry serving full time at The First Christian Church in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. He served there 1958-1963, where his first two sons, Thaddeus and Bradford, were born. Next he served at the First Christian Church in Harrisburg, Illinois, 1963-1968, where his third son, Chadwick, was born. Subsequent ministries included at Sheldon, Illinois (1968-1973), Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb, Illinois (1973-1979). He served for 21 years at the Lawrence Heights Christian Church in Lawrence, Kansas. Following “retirement,” Rod served in interim ministries at First Christian Church in Hugoton, Kansas, Park Street Christian Church in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, and Community Christian Church in Council Grove, Kansas. Lastly, he served as a “part time” pastor at North Lawrence Christian Church. He also worked as a paraprofessional at Perry-Lecompton Jr/Sr High even into the fall of 2023.

Rod was looking forward to being home with the Lord! He was thankful for 65 years and 9 months with his wife and wonderful, faithful family.

Rod is survived by his wife, Margie Ann, of the home, by three sons, Thaddeus Hinkle of Mankato, Kansas, Bradford (Lisa) Hinkle of Abilene, Kansas, and Chadwick (Teresa) of Lawrence, Kansas, by sisters Marge Geisert of Osceola, Missouri, Marilyn Holcomb of California, by brothers Loren D. (Gertrude) Hinkle of Herington, Kansas, William Hinkle of Texas, Max (Ardith) of California by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Emily Hinkle, by his brothers Tom and Jim, by sister Jane, by daughter-in-law Elizabeth, and by nieces Tara, Brenda, and Michelle, and by nephew Bart.

Visitation for the Hinkle family will take place Sunday, June 16, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, Kansas, 66044. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, June 17, 2024 at the Lawrence Heights Christian Church, 2321 Peterson Road, Lawrence, Kansas 66049. Graveside services will be held at Pilgrim Home Cemetery north of Hope, Kansas.

The family requests that memorials be made to Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, Kansas, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Patrick Talkington...

Margie and family,
Finding the right words to express what Rod meant to all of us. He was extremely kind, had a huge heart for the Lord and shared that love with all who were blessed to be in his company. Compassionate, caring, peaceful and soft spoken. When he spoke you listened and learned. He truly lived the life as it should have been. He will be missed but not forgotten because of the impact he had on people. Please know that Lisa and I will always be grateful having Rod as a friend, mentor and example of a Godly man. Until that day we are together again blessings

From Brandi J McNish...

So very sorry for your loss. Rod was always so very nice. Prayers for all.

From Becky Mondi...

Rod’s life leaves a testament to be aspired. . A good and faithful servant as expressed by the many he touched.So very grateful I had that privilege of our brief chat recently.
Godspeed for comfort and peace to all of the Hinkle family.

From Egodi Uchendu...

Dear Marge, I was planning on visiting you both not later than next year. God willing I still will. You and Rod touched my life in amazing ways by modelling Christ to me in veryu practical ways. I will cherish that. May the Lord keep you and walk you through this inevitable, but temporary, separation with Rod. For surely, we shall all meet soon. The joy of the Lord is your strength.

From Jana Rea...

“And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”
‭‭Daniel‬ ‭12:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

This is the verse that comes to mind when I think of Rod. He was a bright light while among us. And brighter still in His Presence.
Great comfort to those who feel his absence in these tender days. I am simply grateful for having known him briefly.
Jana Rea

From Rachel Hahn Zavala...

Well done, good and faithful servant! Rod was my pastor at Lawrence Heights Christian Church for many years. Rod was kind, wise, gentle, compassionate, humble, and a wonderful example of Christ… a true servant and disciple. He genuinely loved people demonstrating Christ’s love for the church. He and his wife Margie have had a tremendous impact in my life and on my faith in the Lord. The Lord used Rod’s teaching, guidance and pastoral leadership to lead me to Christ, Rod baptized me when I was 12 years old, and I have now served as a missionary in Honduras for the past 15 years. He will be so dearly missed, but we rejoice that he is now with his Lord and Savior. Margie and Family, our prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Rod blessed so many lives and his legacy will live on. Sending love to you all.

From Paula Hahn...

Rod, you are with your Lord and Savior! You were so loved by many while you were here and you will be greatly missed. Margie and family, thank you for sharing Rod with so many of us. We prayer God’s comfort and peace to all of you.

From Anita Fetters...

Such a kind & faithful servant of God! You were always there for people needing comfort & support. I love you Rod!

From Karla Westphal...

So sorry for your loss keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers

From Elmer Fetters...

Well done good and faithful servant, Rod. Hen God created you He created you for a purpose in many people’s lives including mine. You did not disappoint. Enjoy the treasures stored up in Heaven for you for being a faithful, obedient, kind and loving disciple of Christ. Your legacy will go on and on and on. I love you Rod.

From Jerry Hurst...

So sorry to hear of Rod’s graduation but, happy to know he’s home with the Father. Special thoughts and wishes to Marg. I especially remember our times at Fairfax CC back in the day.

From John Gravino...

So sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. Helping to care for his medical needs over the years was truly a pleasure. He was such a kind and caring person. He will be missed.

From Tamara (Tammy) and Mike Wilkerson...

Rod was one of a kind. Both Rod and Marge treated me as a daughter when Teresa (my twin sister) met, dated, and then married Chad. Then, when I met my husband, Mike, they treated him like a son. Mike and I both enjoyed seeing Rod and Marge in different settings. We cannot remember a time when there was not a smile on Rod’s face and kind words being said. Rod will be missed but we hope the family finds comfort in knowing he is now with the Lord, and we are keeping him, and the family, in our hearts, prayers, and thoughts.

From Mike & Julie Fuhrmann...

Gentle, kind, humble, Godly…just a few of the words that describe Rod. He was our pastor at Lawrence Heights Christian Church for 16 years. He will be missed.

From Dawn Trent...

Marge, you and Rod were so friendly and kind over the years. Thank you for your ministry at Lawrence Heights Christian Church and for your service to McLouth School students, Marge.
As I read Psalm 112 I find many verses that make me think of Rod.
“Blessed is the man who fears the Lord….(vs. 1b), his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. (7b).”

From Dawn Trent...

Marge, you and Rod were so friendly and kind over the years. Thank you for your ministry at Lawrence Heights Christian Church and for your service to McLouth School students, Marge.
As I read Psalm 112 I find many verses that make me think of Rod.
“Blessed is the man who fears the Lord….(vs. 1b), his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. (7b).” Dawn Trent

From Pete Bradshaw...

Thad, so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for you and your family as you navigate this loss. Fortunately your father is in the presence of Jesus.

From Jeff and Oneta Spielman...

Marge and family, please know that you are in our prayers in your loss. But praise God for His promises of eternity with Him. We have both had close ties with your family over the years, and treasure our connections. We love you all.

From Penni Reeves...

Margie & family, Rod held such a special place in my heart. He was always there with encouragement & caring. He will surely be missed by so many. My prayers are with you all💝🙏🏻💝

From Joetta Weaver...

My love. Please take care of yourself

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