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Jim Hindman

March 16, 1921 — August 18, 2016

James William Hindman, 95, passed into eternal life on August _____, 2016. Jim was born in Herrin to John Clyde and Pearl Hindman on March 16, 1921. Jim married Daphine (Dottie) Grant on February 28, 1942. She preceded him in death on March 24, 1949. Jim served 38 months active duty in the Army during WWII in Italy, Sicily, France and Germany as an anti-aircraft gunner and bridge engineer. He and 3 other Herrin "boys" were pictured in the Herrin newspaper in 1943 as "Four Reasons Why Sicily Fell To The Yanks". Jim married Eva Sanders on November 18, 1950. They lived for over 63 years in the house he built on South 7th Street in Herrin. He worked in the Herrin branch of the U.S. Post Office, retiring as postal supervisor after 30 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, times with family at the Hindman cabin on Pleasant Valley Lake, and making beautiful stained glass creations. Jim and Eva actively participated in the Herrin First United Methodist Church where he taught the Goodwill Sunday School Class for 47 years. He served on every committee in the church and accompanied youth on annual summer mission trips. He was a trustee of Beulah Holiness Camp Meeting in Eldorado, IL and Bonnie Holiness Camp Meeting in Bonnie, IL. He was faithful to his Lord and Savior who was very vital to him. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Eva, of 65 years. He is survived by his older brother John Hindman of California; his children, Daphne (Doug) Burr of Oklahoma, Keith (Sharon) of Kansas, and Melanie (Dan) Kinnell of Kentucky; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at the 1st United Methodist Church on Saturday at 11:00 am. Visitation from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Friday at Van Natta funeral home. The children would like to thank the community of family, friends and neighbors for the support they so generously gave for Dad. We would especially like to thank Gina McCoin, our sister on the journey, for the extraordinary care only a family member would give.
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